Monday, May 5, 2014


Vampyren: Edvard Munch

Seems Vlad Tepes was on to something

Scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning.  In parallel research, scientists at Harvard University also discovered that a ‘youth protein’ which circulates in the blood is responsible for keeping the brain and muscles young and strong.

The protein, known as ‘GDF11’, is present in the bloodstream in large quantities when we are young but peters out as we age.  There seems to be little question that, GDF11 has an amazing capacity to restore aging muscle and brain function.

In the study, the blood of three-month-old mice was repeatedly injected into 18-month-old mice near the end of their natural life span.  The "vampire therapy" improved the performance of the elderly mice in memory and learning tasks. 


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