Eternal Youth and the Blood of Babies

Blood from human babies makes brains of elderly mice young again” (Alice Klein, New Scientist)

Are were sure this was scientists? Stealing the blood of Christian babies to inject into animal familiars so that they become ageless? Has climate change led to a loss of habitat for the witches who live in the woods and driven them into cities to rummage through our unsecured garbage cans and scientific journals?


Provocative headline aside, the thing that’s been discovered is that the enzyme TIMP2, which is present in umbilical cord blood but can be synthesized in a lab, might be able to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimers. My usual caveat: MOUSE STUDY. But this could be great news, and does not require vampires out for young blood.

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