Young blood could treat symptoms of aging

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The new blood helped boost their memory and muscles, by recharging the hippocampus part of the brain, which is linked to navigating and orienting.

Scientists at Harvard and Stanford universities tranfused blood from young mice into older mice and had them perform a series of mental and physical tasks.

(NBC) - New research suggests "young blood" may be the key to treating aging-related diseases and conditions.

Scientists at Harvard and Stanford universities tranfused blood from young mice into older mice and had them perform a series of mental and physical tasks.

The new blood helped boost their memory and muscles, by recharging the hippocampus part of the brain, which is linked to navigating and orienting.

Researchers have asked the government's permission to begin human testing, in hopes of finding new treatments for Alzheimer's Disease and other life threatening illnesses.


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