Here's today's feel-good story:
A groundbreaking new discovery in memory loss reversal has been made by injecting mice with brain liquid from younger peers.
The substance is called cerebrospinal fluid and washes in and out of grey and white matter in waves, which clears out waste. The substance also bathes the tissue with proteins which are crucial for development.
“Brain aging underlies dementia and neurodegenerative diseases, imposing an immense societal burden,” Professor Tony Wyss-Coray, of Stanford University in California, said. “Memory improvements that are seen in old mice receiving CSF from younger animals may be attributed to growth factors that are shown to restore neural cell function. The findings demonstrate the potential rejuvenating properties of young CSF for the aging brain.”