Skip to comments.Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice
Posted on 11/24/2016 10:51:35 AM PST by moose07
Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity. The method has the potential to be developed into a treatment for people, says Sakura Minami of Alkahest, the company behind the work.
Previous research has found that stitching old and young mice together has an interesting effect. While sharing a blood system works out well for the older mouse, the younger one isnt so lucky. The young animals started to show signs of brain ageing, while the brains of the older mice started to look younger. We see a rejuvenation effect, says Minami.
The key to youth appears to be in the blood plasma the liquid part of blood. Several studies have found that injecting plasma from young mice into old mice can help rejuvenate the brain and other organs, including the liver, heart, and muscle.
Could blood plasma from young people have the same benefits? To find out, Minami and her colleagues took blood samples from 18-year-olds, and injected them into 12-month-old mice. At this age, the equivalent of around age 50 for people, the mice start to show signs of ageing they move more slowly, and perform badly on memory tests.
The mice were given twice-weekly injections of the human plasma. After three weeks of injections, they were submitted to a range of tests. The treated mices performance was compared to young, 3-month-old mice, as well as old mice who had not received injections.
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I’ll be sure to tell my nephews. Could be they have a purpose in life after all...
I’m expecting Vincent Price to appear somehow in this story.
Soros and the Clintons ready now to drain more blood from children.
I would not be surprised if you are bang on the money.
Good one !
Wow the Fountain of Youth is contained within the Young. Who would have thunk it?
Will I be able to play the piano after this, Doc?
Count Dracula is listening....
Paging Elizabeth Báthory, Countess Elizabeth Báthory. Your bath is drawn.
It was Piano you wanted....
What am I going to do with these eight pints of Cello Juice?
>>Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice<<
You mean all those “Twilight” movies are documentaries???
I’m under 25. Who wants to start the bidding?
I’ve been having Far-Side thoughts about this for the last couple of days.
OK, so now what? every old person gets a teenager grafted so as to reap the benefits of his blood supply? What the f*ck did they expect? If you give an old person a complete transfusion of young blood you’ll get an increase in performance. You’ll get the same increase by giving the old person an additional supply of oxygen, and you don’t have to sacrifice a young person to do it.
But then the mice sat around the house until they were told to get up and do something.
Does thi smean we can expect Hillary to run again in 2020?
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