Mankind every day is getting closer to the biological fountain of youth. The latest discover includes the blood of the young and healthy in order to reverse the effects of aging.
With injecting old mice with the blood of 18-year-olds, it showed signs of rejuvenation and behavior that is typical for their younger selves. The blood plasma technique may one day be used on humans.
The findings were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego, California. The firm, whose mission ‘is to enrich the health and vitality of humankind through transformative therapies that counterbalance the aging process,’ injected 12-month-old mice with blood samples from 18-year-old humans twice a week for three weeks.
“At 12-months, mice have entered a stage roughly equivalent to that of a 50-year-old person. Moving more slowly and performing badly on memory tests.
But, after three weeks, the researchers noted improvements in the mice’s performance on a range of tests. Following the injections, the older mice were better at remembering their way around a maze.
They ran around an open space like the younger group. The results were compared to young, 3-month-old mice, and older mice who had not been given the treatment. The researchers also examined the brains of the treated mice, and found that they appeared to have created new cells in the hippocampus.”
This process is known as neurogenesis and contributes to memory and learning, and the results presented from the mice are extraordinary. They could even help people with Alzheimer’s disease.
And human trials have just begun, people are paying over 8000$ to participate in the process. Early studies have shown that the transfusion of blood plasma from a young donor can have age-reversing effects on the body.