The glandular organ that starts to shrink at puberty is known for being where the cells key to adaptive immunity develop

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CATEGORY: The Human Body

CLUE: The glandular organ that starts to shrink at puberty is known for being where the cells key to adaptive immunity develop

ANSWER: Thymus

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 19 March 2024

The thymus gland plays a pivotal role in the human immune system, particularly during the early stages of life. It is located in the upper anterior part of the chest cavity, lying just behind the sternum and in front of the heart. The primary function of the thymus is to generate and “train” T lymphocytes (T cells), which are a type of white blood cell crucial for the body’s adaptive immune response. These cells are responsible for fighting off pathogens and are central to the body’s ability to adapt and respond to new invaders. The thymus provides an environment for precursor cells to develop into mature T cells; this process involves the selection of T cells that can effectively recognize foreign antigens while being tolerant of the body’s own cells. This selection ensures that the immune system can respond to infections and diseases without attacking the body’s tissues, a balance essential for health.

However, the thymus undergoes significant changes with age, most notably starting at puberty—a process referred to as thymic involution. During this process, the thymus gradually shrinks and its lymphatic tissue is increasingly replaced by adipose (fat) tissue. Despite this decline in size and function, the thymus continues to produce T cells, albeit at a reduced rate, throughout adulthood. The exact reasons for thymic involution are not entirely understood, but it is believed to be a part of the body’s natural aging process. The reduction in thymic output is compensated by the peripheral expansion of T cells that were produced during youth, allowing the immune system to function throughout an individual’s life. The understanding of the thymus and its role in immune development has significant implications for research into aging, immune system disorders, and potential therapies to boost immune function, particularly in older individuals.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Yogesh Raut
Vancouver, Washington
Social and Personality Psychologist

Winning Score: $13,399
Round 2 Score: $19,800
Round 1 Score: $9,400
Troy Meyer
Tampa, Florida
Music Executive

Final Score: $6,399
Round 2 Score: $16,600
Round 1 Score: $5,400
Ben Chan
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Philosophy Professor

Final Score: $6,400
Round 2 Score: $3,200
Round 1 Score: $3,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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