Gut bacteria from old mice induce age-related chronic inflammation when transplanted into young mice

New research shows for the first time that an imbalance in the good and bad bacteria in the gut of old mice causes inflammatory responses in young mice -- responses that are linked to age-related conditions such as stroke, dementia and cardiovascular disease. Therapies that target the bacterial composition of the gut in elderly people, through changes to diet and pre- and probiotic supplements, may lead to a healthier aging population.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/f-nlf103117.php

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Results from the Alkahest Study of Young Plasma Transfusion

Alkahest is one of the groups trying transfusion of young blood plasma into old individuals as a way to reduce specific measures of aging, an outgrowth of parabiosis studies in which the circulatory systems of young and old animals are linked. The evidence for benefits to result from signals present in young blood is decidedly...

https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2017/11/results-from-the-alkahest-study-of-young-plasma-transfusion/

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