One injection can make you grow older...

Sep 20 2011 Published by under Behavioral Neuro

Sci is over at Scientific American today, talking about a new paper on aging in mice.  It shows that a particular cytokine, CCL11, may be responsible for some of the effects of aging like decreased neurogenesis in the brain, and decreased cognitive performance.  And it's got parabiosis.  Because OMG I didn't even know people still did that!  And it WORKED!

 

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