Study – Young blood put into older mice reverses effects of aging
New studies indicate that blood from young mice reverses effects of aging when put into older mice.
This is an excerpt from the study posted in the journal Nature Medicine, “At the cognitive level, systemic administration of young blood plasma into aged mice improved age-related cognitive impairments in both contextual fear conditioning and spatial learning and memory. Structural and cognitive enhancements elicited by exposure to young blood are mediated, in part, by activation of the cyclic AMP response element binding protein (Creb) in the aged hippocampus. Our data indicate that exposure of aged mice to young blood late in life is capable of rejuvenating synaptic plasticity and improving cognitive function.”