New scientific research by Stanford University reveals that “harvesting the blood and body parts of the young in the hope of achieving immortality” is no longer just a “trope in horror novels,” but a feasible likelihood.
According to a report by the Telegraph newspaper, research by Stanford shows that “infusing cerebrospinal fluid of young mice into old mice improves brain function,” opening the door for similar applications to humans.
The Stanford team infused fluid from 10-week-old mice into the brains of 18-month-old mice over seven days, and found that older mice were better at remembering to associate a small electric shock with a noise and flashing light.
Closer examination showed the fluid had “woken up” processes which regenerate neurons and myelin – the fatty material that protects nerve cells within the hippocampus, the memory centre of the brain.
🩸 Harvesting the blood and body parts of the young in the hope of achieving immortality has long been a trope in horror novels.
💉But now, scientists have found that cerebrospinal fluid infusions can regenerate the brain’s memory centre and may help to rejuvenate elderly bodies
— Telegraph Life (@TelegraphLife) May 15, 2022