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April 29, 2017

Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord blood plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people.

Blood From Human Umbilical Cords Helps Aging Mice Remember

For more than 10 years, scientists have been experimenting with the bloodstream of young and old rats. In one study, older and younger rats were surgically attached and it was found that the older rats lived longer with the shared bloodstream. This study sparked a decade-long exploration to understand the effects of material transplanted from young bodies to old bodies and its potential to rejuvenate the older ones. In a…