(Independent) — Regular injections of blood plasma taken from young people could help fight the effects of ageing, scientists have found.
Researchers gave mice with an age equivalent to 50 human years a twice-weekly dose of human blood samples taken from 18-year-olds.
Before they received the blood plasma, the mice showed signs of ageing such as slower movement and lower scores on memory tests.
But after three weeks of treatment, they seemed perkier, ran faster and their memories were sharper, according to the New Scientist.
At a conference in San Diego, Sakura Minami said her team had seen a “rejuvenation effect” on the brains of the old mice – and that the research has the potential to be developed into a treatment for humans.
The scientists found the mice had grown new brain cells after they received the plasma, a process believed to be beneficial to memory and learning.
“Young human plasma improves cognition,” said Ms Minami, who works for Alkahest, a Californian lab looking into the effects of blood plasma on ageing.
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Jeremiah 19:9 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
9 And I will feed them with the flesh of their sons, and with the flesh of their daughters, and everyone shall eat the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies that seek their lives, shall hold them strait.