Umbilical cord blood could slow brain’s ageing, study suggests

Umbilical cord blood could slow brain’s ageing, study suggests

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By: Ian Sample Science editor |

Umbilical cord blood could slow brain’s ageing, study suggests

| 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.

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