• Spinal Fluid From Young Mice Sharpened Memories of Older Rodents

    11 days ago - By New York Times

    Researchers identified a protein in the fluid that could boost the cognition of aging animals - and might lead to future treatments for people.
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  • Transfusion of brain fluid from young mice is a memory-elevating elixir for old animals

    11 days ago - By STAT

    For a human, one of the first signs someone is getting old is the inability to remember little things; maybe they misplace their keys, or get lost on an oft-taken route. For a laboratory mouse, it's forgetting that when bright lights and a high-pitched buzz flood your cage, an electric zap to the foot quickly follows.
    But researchers at Stanford University discovered that if you transfuse cerebrospinal fluid from a young mouse into an old one, it will recover its former powers of recall and freeze in anticipation. They also identified a protein in that cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, that...
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