Centenarians Possess Unique Immunity that Helps them Achieve Exceptional Longevity

Led by researchers from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center, a new study finds centenarians harbor distinct immune cell type composition and activity and possess highly functional immune systems that have successfully adapted to a history of sickness allowing for exceptional longevity. These immune cells may help identify important mechanisms to recover from disease and promote longevity. The findings appear online in the journal Lancet eBiomedicine.

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