05/09/2014

Young Blood Sharpens Memory in Old Mice

11:59 minutes

Reporting in the journals Nature Medicine and Science, researchers write that the blood of young mice seems to rejuvenate older mice, both strengthening their muscles and improving their ability to learn and remember. Saul Villeda, a faculty fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and author on one of the papers, talks about whether the results might translate to humans—and if they do, what risks might accompany this youthful infusion.

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Saul Villeda

Saul Villeda is faculty fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.