May 25, 2014: On alert: Study identifies cell-cycle phase that primes stem cells for action
Resting, adult stem cells of many types of tissues enter a reversible “alert” phase in response to a distant injury, according to a study in mice by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
May 4, 2014: Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging
Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
May 4, 2014: Infusion of young blood recharges brains of old mice, study finds
Something — or some things — in the blood of young mice has the ability to restore mental capabilities in old mice, a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has found.