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NEW DELHI: On Saturday, for the first time ever, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed robotic thoracoscopic thymectomy on patients with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disorder.
Detailed Images of Fast-Moving T Cells Provide First Experimental Evidence of Theory
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox said in an interview on Monday he is feeling better after major surgery to remove a tumor from his thymus.
Monash University scientists have rejuvenated the immune systems of mice and humans using a common hormone.
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...