Published on May 4th, 2014 | by No Artificial
Infusions of Young Blood May Reverse Aging
A new scientific study on mice suggests that blood transfusions from young mice into older mice can help reverse some effects of aging.
Researchers from Harvard and Stanford universities revealed that blood from young mice reverses harmful aging processes in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles, brains heart and other organs.
New hopes have been raised by three separate studies released by major journals on Sunday that demonstrate in experiments on mice the remarkable rejuvenating effects of chemicals found naturally in young blood.
According to the scientists, giving old mice young blood reversed age-related declines in memory and learning, brain function, muscle strength and stamina.
The experts claimed that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
“Exposing young mice to old recharges their brain and now they remember better and behave in many ways like younger mice,” claimed Tony Wyss-Coray, the lead scientist on the Stanford study.
Although all three studies were done in mice, scientists believe a similar rejuvenating therapy should work in humans. A clinical trial is expected to begin in the next three to five years.
“The evidence is strong enough now, in multiple tissues, that it’s warranted to try and apply this in humans,” explained Saul Villeda, first author of one of the studies at the University of California in San Francisco.