A new study out of Stanford University has shown that the brains of older mice were rejuvenated when they were given blood from younger mice.
Hmm… so youth is the fountain of youth?
One of the researchers said:
"Do I think that giving young blood could have an effect on a human? I'm thinking more and more that it might. I did not, for sure, three years ago."
They believe that the young blood reintroduces chemicals to the old body that normally decline with age.
This could potentially be HUGE news!
Another scientist said:
"Even if the finding leads only to a drug that prevents, rather than reverses the normal effects of aging on the brain, the impact upon future generations will be substantial—potentially outweighing other wonder drugs such as penicillin."
Wow. That's pretty big talk.
Maybe we'll freeze some of our blood then have our old brain drink it in like 50 or 60 years.
Or maybe we'll just wait for them to come out with a pill that does the same stuff.
Either way, we have this weird feeling that humans are gonna start living forever very soon…
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