The blood has always been the source of power and youth in most of the old religions. However, the superstitious beliefs might turn out to be true. The fountain of youth could be found in blood from the young, new research is showing. A scientist has discovered that young blood transfusions could not only reverse the aging process but also even cure Alzheimer’s Disease.
Although this is recent to actual scientific study, it’s not new. Throughout history, cultures across the globe have extolled the properties of youthful blood, horrifically sacrificing children in the process, with their blood being consumed by the elder victors in that scenario to preserve their youthfulness.
How many articles have you read telling you the rumored awful stories of celebrities and politicians utilizing baby’s blood to rejuvenate themselves?
According to recent research, scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning. In parallel research, scientists at Harvard University also discovered that a ‘youth protein’ which circulates in the blood is responsible for keeping the brain and muscles young and strong. The protein, known as ‘GDF11’, is present in the bloodstream in large quantities when we are young but peters out as we age. Although both the discoveries were made in mice, researchers are hoping to begin human trials in the next two to three years, in studies which could bring rapid improvements for human longevity and health.“This should give us all hope for a healthier future,” said Prof Doug Melton, of Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.
“There seems to be little question that, GDF11 has an amazing capacity to restore aging muscle and brain function.” said Prof Doug Melton, of Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.
Another crucial discovery was made in this research, which would benefit a vital organ. The team found that this same age slowing blood protein could also repair damaged hearts. What more is that the GDF11 protein showed promising potential to improve every organ of the body. Since these results were evident in mice, further research needs to be done to substantiate this claim.
This protein could be powerful to those that suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. “It isn’t out of the question that GDF11, or a drug developed from it, might be worthwhile in Alzheimer’s Disease.” said Harvard stem cell biologist Prof Lee Rubin.
The so-called “vampire therapy” improved the performance of the elderly mice in memory and learning tasks. If the same were seem in humans, it could lead to new therapies for recharging our aging brains and novel drugs for treating dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Eric Karran, from the dementia charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, said, “This research, while very interesting, does not investigate the type of cognitive impairment that is seen in Alzheimer’s disease, which is not an inevitable consequence of ageing.”
When you started reading, you might have thought that this article was a goof. However, these findings may be the beginning of future healing methods that might reverse serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.