Scientists Rejuvenate Organ in Old Mice

11th April 2014

U.K. scientists who used gene manipulation to rejuvenate a worn-out organ in older mice said their research could prove important in improving the lives of older people.

This world-first achievement focused on the thymus, which plays a crucial role in immune function. The organ shrinks and becomes less effective with age, making people more susceptible to infection, BBC News reported.

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