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Reverse Ageing With Vampire Therapy

May, 2014

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It's the stuff of gothic horror novels, but now we learn that transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and even cure Alzheimer’s Disease, scientists believe.

Two new studies find that the chemical make-up of younger blood has surprising health benefits.

It has been rumoured that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il injected himself with blood from healthy young virgins to slow the ageing process.

 

VIRGIN BLOOD FOR SALE?

Throughout history, cultures across the globe have extolled the properties of youthful blood. Children have been sacrificed for their blood and the blood of young warriors has been drunk by the victors.

Countess Elizabeth Báthory of Hungary has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess" for torturing and killing hundreds of virgin girls and bathing in their blood to retain her youth.

Now that scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning, can we expect a new market for the sale of virgin blood?

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. “We all wonder why we were stronger and mentally more agile when young, and these two unusually exciting papers actually point to a possible answer. “There seems to be little question that, GDF11 has an amazing capacity to restore aging muscle and brain function.”

Last year the team discovered that the protein could repair damaged hearts. But the new study showed that that raising the levels of the GDF11 protein in older mice improved the function of every organ in the body. Harvard stem cell biologist Prof Lee Rubin added: “We do think that, at least in principal, there will be a way to reverse some of the decline of aging with a single protein. "It isn't out of question that GDF11, or a drug developed from it, might be worthwhile in Alzheimer's Disease.”

It is likely that the protein is at least partly responsible for the parallel finding by Stanford University that young blood can reverse the signs of ageing. In the study, the blood of three-month-old mice was repeatedly injected into 18-month-old mice near the end of their natural life span.

The "vampire therapy" improved the performance of the elderly mice in memory and learning tasks. Structural, molecular and functional changes were also seen in their brains, the study published in the journal Science found. 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. “We’ve shown that at least some age-related impairments in brain function are reversible. They’re not final,” said Dr Saul Villeda, of Stanford’s School of Medicine.

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