Bobby Brooke: The Potential for Thymus Regeneration
Intervene Immune focuses on age-related immune system decline, also known as immunosenescence. Bobby Brooke is the CEO of Intervene Immune. He discusses how regenerating the immune system’s thymus can be a way to reverse age-related immune decline.
We hosted the Ending Age Related Diseases 2018 Conference at the Cooper Union in New York City earlier this year. The conference was designed to bring the best of the biotech and aging worlds together. A range of industry experts shared their insights.
The thymus shrinks as we age, and less T cells are produced and trained to fight. Thymus tissue turns into fat instead of healthy tissue that produces immune cells. The thymus eventually becomes a useless organ, a fatty organ, that does not produce immune cells.
The structural decay of the Thymus and the failure to maintain the immune system as we age opens us up for multiple age-related illnesses, including cancer and infectious diseases such as influenza and pneumonia.