Organ tissues become increasingly immune throughout life


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University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have offered new ways to think about the immune system thanks to a recent study published in Nature. Their research, which indicates organ tissues become increasingly immune throughout life, may begin to alter fundamental ideas regarding the rules of vaccination and the immune system’s function within the body.

Saythi Wijeyesinghe, PhD, the lead author on the study is a researcher in the Masopust Lab at the U of M Medical School, which focuses on T cell immunity. His research began with the goal to understand the lifespan of T cells in organ tissues, which are known to fight off viruses while also protecting from reinfection by the same virus.



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