Researchers have identified a protein that can increase the ability to learn, and reduce the effects of aging on the brain
Who wants to be forever young? This thinking has already inspired many authors and directors around the world to tell stories about eternal youth and the rejuvenation of the body. Imagination sometimes inspires science to create solutions to mitigate the effects of aging. Last Wednesday, researchers at Stanford University in the United States released (11) studies related to brain rejuvenation.
The team identified a protein found in the brain fluid of young mice, which was extracted and inserted into the brain of an elderly mouse. As a result, they found that the procedure increased the cognition of elderly animals.
The idea came from young researcher and neuroscientist Tal Eram, who found that a week of infusions of cerebrospinal fluid from a young rat improved memories of older rodents. This discovery was published as a scientific article in nature site.
For a year I worked on developing a technique for collecting fluids that drench the brain and spinal cord of rodents.
“It highlights this idea that cerebrospinal fluid can be used as a means of controlling the brain,” said Dr. Eram.
The findings suggest that getting brains to resist the ongoing changes of aging depends more on restoring the brain to function close to its youthful state.
Experiments were conducted on rodents only. It was not known when the tests would be conducted in humans. But this advance is important because it provides data on ways to slow the aging of body tissues.
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Is it possible to preserve the quality of brain learning until it dies? This study is another step towards this and other questions regarding regeneration.
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