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A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors is believed to cause autoimmune (type 1) diabetes.
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With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized — a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell. However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree.
A team of European researchers has recently discovered a protein molecule that helps the immune system identify threats and invaders. The molecule, a receptor belonging to the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, may have been inherited from Neanderthals.
A new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas, which could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for clinical use, has been developed by scientists.
The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...
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