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Apr 6, 2020

Aubrey de Grey — COVID19 — Fighting Infections with Rejuvenation Biotechnology

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Can Rejuvenation Biotech Help Boost Immune Response to Infectious Diseases? Aging of the immune system makes reduces immune response in elderly — 3 main reasons: cell loss (naive t-cells), accumulation of cells we don’t want (death resistant cells), and changes to internal constitution of the cells.

Early stage research by Janko Nikolich-Žugich indicates that the naive T-cells* produced by the thyamus may not work properly because of something going on with the lymph nodes.

Also vaccines don’t really work well in the elderly either because of other parts of the immune system not working so well.

* T-cells as part of the adaptive immune system rely for it’s function on genetic diversity.

Audio here: https://archive.org/details/aubreydegreycovid19audio

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