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beowulf10
05-05-2014, 12:34 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/science/young-blood-may-hold-key-to-reversing-aging.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1

Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

Later on in the article:

In the current issue of the journal Science, they report an experiment on skeletal muscle in mice. They found that GDF11 revived stem cells in old muscles, making old mice stronger and increasing their endurance.

Wow.