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Welcome to ThymiStem
An EU-funded research partnership
working towards stem cell therapies
that can boost the immune system
9 research teams
7 countries
Working to better understand the thymus
is an essential organ
where T cells are made
of the immune system
The thymus

News and Events

Recent news and events from the project:

Scientists regenerate immune organ in mice

This week, research led by ThymiStem Coordinator Clare Blackburn hit the headlines. Prof Blackburn's team achieved a first in regenerative medicine: they succeeded in fully restoring a degenerated organ in a living animal.

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Press release: A quest to repair damaged immunity

A major research initiative could pave the way for new stem cell therapies for people with damaged immune systems.

The €6 million project may translate into new treatments that benefit older people and those who have received a bone marrow transplant.

It aims to develop stem cell therapies that can boost the immune system by repairing the thymus, an organ in the body located next to the heart that produces important immune cells.

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