Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Level of certain blood proteins may affect to ageing process

Researchers in California plan to launch a clinical trial of the radical – and highly experimental – approach in the next six months, after a small study in mice found the treatment had promise.

People who take part in the trial will have their blood passed through a machine that resets abnormal levels of proteins seen in older blood. The scientists believe these high levels of certain proteins can hamper the growth and maintenance of healthy body tissues, and so contribute to their deterioration in old age.

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Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process 

Source: The Guardian

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