Irene, the first girl to receive pioneering cell therapy to prevent transplant rejection

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A cell-based cell therapy obtained from Timo, an organ located in the heart that loses relevance as we become adults, has allowed Irene to receive the first transplant in the world with cells thyTreg to prevent immune rejection and prolong, indefinitely, the survival of the transplanted heart and, therefore, the life of the patient.

This innovative therapy and technology developed by the Immuno-regulation Laboratory of Hospital Gregorio Marañón, directed by Rafael Correa, could establish a new paradigm to establish in the treatment of transplantation.

Rejection is one of the main problems when performing a transplant. Correa explains that “when we transplant an organ, a series of

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