And you won’t even have to spend your days lying in a coffin.
Norman Swan: Another way of rejuvenating the ageing brain may one day be a transfusion of goodies from a young person’s blood. Research at the University of California San Francisco has found that young blood can reverse the effects of ageing on the brain.
Yes, it’s hats off and humble apologies to Dracula. This research has shown that synaptic transmission can be improved and new neuronal growth stimulated in old mice by an infusion of plasma from young mice. (Don’t try this at home).
You can listen, or read the transcript of the interview on the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s terrific Health Report, hosted by the mellifluous Scot Dr Norman Swan, here:
and for readers of a certain age who aren’t quite ready to go down the Dracula path, here’s some more exciting research about the use of ultrasound to destroy amyloid plaque, and restore memory function, in the brains of mice: