Intelligent Design vestigial organs

Wasn’t the thymus one of those Darwinian “vestigial” organs?

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Don’t hear so much about that here:

An international research team led by the University of British Columbia (UBC) has uncovered for the first time the importance of a small gland tucked behind the sternum that works to prevent miscarriage and diabetes in pregnant women.

The organ in question is the thymus, identified in a study published today in the journal Nature as playing a significant role in both metabolic control and immunity in pregnancy.

How the immune system adapts to support mother and fetus has puzzled researchers for decades. The study — conducted by an international research team, including UBC’s Dr. Josef Penninger — reveals an answer. The researchers have found that female sex hormones instruct important changes in the thymus, a central organ of the immune system, to produce specialized cells called Tregs to deal with physiological changes that arise in pregnancy.

University of British Columbia, “New research highlights the importance of a forgotten organ in ensuring healthy pregnancies” at ScienceDaily

Paper. (paywall)

Here’s how the thymus got rehabilitated from the clutches of Darwinists.

One Reply to “Wasn’t the thymus one of those Darwinian “vestigial” organs?

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    polistra says:

    Now that we know immunity doesn’t exist and never existed, this research obviously needs to be Rectified.

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