Friday, September 2, 2011

Vampire Mice

Study Finds That Injecting Old Mice With Young Mouse Blood Has a Rejuvenating Effect

Interesting study here by researchers at the University of Stanford. They have found that injecting older mice with blood, specifically plasma, from younger mice seems to give them a rejuvenating boost, helping neurons fire faster and reduce inflammation in tissue. The reverse was also found to be true, injecting young mice with old mouse blood reduced their abilities and made them seem older. This could have interesting applications but what's very interesting is that age degeneration appears to be more blood-related than previously thought.

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