Cognitive benefits of ‘young blood’ linked to brain protein in mice

Loss of an enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration may be partly responsible for age-related cognitive decline, according to new research in laboratory mice by UC San Francisco scientists, who also found that restoring the enzyme to youthful levels can improve memory in healthy adult mice. If the results translate to humans, the researchers say, it could lead to new therapies for maintaining healthy brain function into old age.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-02-cognitive-benefits-young-blood-linked.html

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