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Discarded Thymus Tissue Provides Life For Infants With DiGeorge Syndrome

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October 15, 1999
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Duke University Medical Center
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Using thymus tissue that is normally thrown away after pediatric heart surgery, physicians at Duke University Medical Center have created a new T cell immune system for two children who would have otherwise died.

DURHAM, N.C. - Using thymus tissue that is normally thrown away after pediatric heart surgery, physicians at Duke University Medical Center have created a new T cell immune system for two children who would have otherwise died.


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