Stem-Cell-Based Strategy Boosts Immune System in Mice, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Study

Published: May 17, 2013

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Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells, in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs to mount healthy immune responses and to prevent harmful autoimmune reactions.

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