Researchers grow human thymus tissue using stem cells

05/17/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Researchers from the University of California at San Francisco grew functioning human thymus tissue using stem cells and growth factors. Thymus tissue plays an important role in the immune system by fostering the growth of T cells. The technique has potential applications in the transplantation of stem cells, tissue and organs, according to the study in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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