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Al’s early work demonstrated that the thymus plays a major role, and later studies in his lab found that the T cells’ ability to recognize the body’s own cells is acquired rather than genetically predetermined.For this MIT couple, cancer research is the family business|Peter Dunn|October 27, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The pig’s thymus gland, which can help educate the immune system to recognize the kidney as part of the body, was also transplanted with the organ to improve its chances of acceptance, Montgomery said.What does the first successful test of a pig-to-human kidney transplant mean?|Jonathan Lambert|October 22, 2021|Science News
The thymus gland attains a considerable development in the embryo and shrinks away to the merest vestige in the adult.
Owen says that the thymus appears in vertebrates with the establishment of the lung as the main or exclusive respiratory organ.
The enlargement or persistence of the thymus can be better recognised, and doctors now seldom fail to notice it.
It is nearly always accompanied by a distinct hypertrophy of the thymus gland.
The thymus gland, which lies near the heart and is often called the heart sweetbread, is the best one.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences