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Scientists study anti-aging in laboratory mice

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

A new study conducted at Harvard University, the University of California, San Francisco, and Stanford University studied blood in laboratory mice.

Scientists were looking for anti-aging treatments for people. The purpose of the study was to reverse aging. The study was originally conducted in the 1950s.

Dr. David Angus told CBS, "When you hook the blood together, after four weeks, the stem cells in the brain and the muscle and heart, they get activated and turn back on. And in fact, the young mice age and old mice reverse age. Very powerful."

The study proved that the brain and muscles of the mice worked better after completing the trial. Scientists are hoping to conduct clinical research on humans later this year. Their goal is to find out an identifiable protein.

Amy Wagers, a professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University, said the study provoked many questions about the protein. Wagers is talking about the discoveries made during the clinical experiments. She is in the process of finding a way to commercialize the finding, according to The Boston Globe.

 

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