By: Ian Sample Science editor |
| Neuroscience | The Guardian
Scientists hope protein infusion which rejuvenated brains of aged mice could combat mental decline in older people
Scientists have reversed memory and learning problems in aged mice with infusions of a protein found in human umbilical cord blood.
The striking results have raised hopes for a treatment that staves off mental decline in old age, but researchers stressed that more studies, including human trials, are needed before the therapy can be considered for clinical use.