Youthful blood has all the hallmarks of a vampire-esque solution to aging - but there may be some science behind it too.
Tony Wyss-Coray at Stanford University who infused older mice with the blood of younger animals and found that their brains became more plastic and malleable which enabled them to learn and remember information like their younger donors.
Pay-to-participate young-blood transfusion clinical trialSTAT - 02-Mar-2018
Bill Faloon inviting people to join a pay-to-participate clinical trial. Will test transfusions of young blood. Potentially live longer and some chronic problems may disappear. People considering enrolling may have to pay $285,000.
Could Filtering Our Aged Blood Keep us Young?Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 18-Jan-2018
Interview with Dr. Irina Conboy of Berkeley University. Youthful TGF-?1 signaling in old mice can prompt muscle regeneration and better neurogenesis. Loss of tissue repair with age due to negative influence of age-accumulated inhibitory proteins. Research holds the potential to significantly postpone the onset of age-related diseases. Working on the NextGen blood apheresis devices - could visit a clinic every few months.
Young Plasma Improves Cell Recycling in Old RatsFight Aging! - 11-Dec-2017
Injections of blood plasma from young rats improved autophagy and liver function in old rats. Autophagy normally declines with age. Increasing the number of receptors on lysosomes in old rats can improve liver function. Unknown if injections will increase life span in humans, but may increase healthspan.