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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rejuvenation: Turning Back The Clock On The Thymus

One of the goals of rejuvenation of aging bodies is making organs young again without surgery. The idea is to cause organs to turn back the clock. Researchers in Edinburgh have just announced success.

Living organ regenerated for first time describes how stem cells in the thymus gland were stimulated to start regrowing the organ. The thymus is an organ located near the heart which produces immune system cells. It is one reason why aging bodies become vulnerable to infection. By turning back the clock in the thymus, this important organ regained its youthful vitality.

The goal of researchers is to use this same technique in humans and for all the organs of the body. Once that goal is achieved, people will be able to have their bodies rejuvenated.