Immune System Rejuvenation
The holy grail of health and longevity is within each of us: the thymus–a specialized primary lymphoid organ of the immune system. A healthy thymus produces T cells that protect us from foreign invaders and cancer cells. Unfortunately, the human thymus starts to age and shrink in size after puberty, leaving us vulnerable to diseases if the existing T cells in our body become defective or depleted. That is why the flu poses a greater danger to the elderly and people with weakened or suppressed immune system. Flu vaccines are useful only if there are healthy and functional T and B cells in the body.
Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness against superbugs that have mutated to resist even alcohol based hand sanitizers. In March 2018, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alarming statistics that each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. The journal Review on Antimicrobial Resistance paints a bleak picture by estimating that by 2050, more than 10 million people will die from superbugs each year.
Human Immune System and Rejuvenation
The human immune system is our best line of defense against antibiotics-resistant superbugs, cancers, and many other aging-related diseases. Conducted under an FDA-approved IND (Investigational New Drug), the research team led by Dr. Greg Fahy, chief science officer at Intervene Immune, has done successful human trials on thymus rejuvenation to reverse the shrinkage of thymus and to generate new healthy T cells. Phase 1 human trials successfully concluded in 2017. Phase two human trials are being scheduled for 2018.
The Immune System Rejuvenation technology can be used to prevent organ transplant rejection, facilitate islet cell transplantation for curing Type 1 diabetes, reverse autoimmunity, and enable cancer immunotherapy without invasive surgery and harmful side effects of chemotherapy. A strong immune system is the key to keeping us healthy regardless of our physical age.
- Dr. Greg Fahy – Rejuvenating the Thymus to Prevent Age-related Diseases
- Apparent induction of partial thymic regeneration in a normal human subject: a case report (Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine)
- Review on Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance
The following is a video from Cambridge University showing how a T cell seeks and destroys cancer cells in humans. For more information on Immune System Rejuvenation, please visit our Wellness Center.