Can our organs fix themselves? Protein experiment reverses aging of thymus in mice.

What if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?

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April 14 2014 4:41 PM

What if a Single Protein Could Make Our Organs Repair Themselves?

Forget growing ears in labs.

Researchers say they’ve rehabilitated a mouse’s thymus by manipulating a single protein. The organ generally shrinks with age and makes us more susceptible to infection.  


Joel Fernando is an underground filmmaker and experimental audio/visual communicator based in New York City. Email him at Hello@JoelFernando.com or follow him on Instagram.

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