New mechanism discovered to improve cancer resistance

By 31/08/2023 Portal

El bioquímico Miguel Reina, en su laboratorio de la Universidad de California en San Diego (EE UU).

Many people are unaware that in their chest, between the upper tips of the lungs, there is a small gland similar to to the thyme flower: the thymus, just 30 grams. White blood cells—the human body's defenses—are formed inside the bones, but some travel to the thymus to mature and become cytotoxic T lymphocytes, real killers in the immune system, capable of even destroying cancer cells. A team headed by the Spanish biochemist Miguel Reina has now discovered a way to strengthen these soldiers and improve immunity against tumors and infections. Their discovery is published this Wednesday in the magazine Nature, vanguard of the best science on the planet.

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