Research to Reverse the Effect of Aging Gave Positive Results. Three new studies published in the prestigious scientific journals "Science" and "Nature" have shown that "blood from young people" will reverse the effects of aging.
According to researchers, young blood rejuvenates both the brain and muscles. The studies were conducted on two groups of mice, corresponding to the age of 20 and 60 for human age.
Blood from young mice was transplanted into old mice. Blood transfusions were performed 3 times in total during 8 weeks.
During this time, the energy of the aged rats who were transfused with young blood increased. Improvement in brain and muscle functions was noted.
The old mice's memory and learning abilities also improved. According to researchers, the secret of young blood is a protein called "GDF11".
This protein, which is abundant in the blood when young, keeps the brain and muscles young and strong. The research has also provided hope for the treatment of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's that occur with aging.
Experts think that if young blood shows the same effect on people, there may be hope for such diseases. It is noted that therapeutic trials on humans may begin in 2-3 years.
Source : haber.stargazete