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Young Blood Rejuvenates Brains and Muscles of Old Mice
May 5, 2014

If three discoveries in mice reported on Sunday are applicable to people, making old brains and old muscles perform like young ones may require simply a blood transfusion...

The third study found that a protein in the blood of young mice improved the ability of old ones (comparable to a 70-year-old person) to exercise.

 

"I think the study is quite wonderful," said neuroscientist Eric Kandel of Columbia University, who shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in medicine for his studies on the molecular basis of memory, referring to one of the brain papers.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/04/us-science-young-blood-idUSKBN...

 

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