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T Cells are produced in the thymus gland which works flat out for the first few years of life and then rapidly shuts down. Our lifetime supply of T cells diminishes with age and the process can be accelerated by stress and disease. After they go, so do we.

In this photo the T Cells (coloured white) are attacking a defective body cell. T Cells are an essential part of our immune system and their depletion in old age increases the risk of cancer.

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T-Cells launching an attack on a defective body cell

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