The journal Nature revealed that blood factors obtained from young creatures could improve end-of-life health in animals.
It can also help reduce the chances of developing age-related diseases, say scientists at University College London (UCL), UK.
Dame Linda Partridge, geneticist at UCL, said research shows that young blood can allow humans to live free from diseases such as cancer and heart disease until their death.
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“I would say aging is the emperor of all disease,” he told The Times Sky News, Tuesday (28/9/2021).
“Many people think of aging as ‘natural’ and therefore you shouldn’t disturb nature. But we have always considered it an ethical imperative to cure disease where we find it.”
Professor Partridge’s analysis of data forms is part of a wave of studies and trials supported by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel at a San Francisco start-up called Ambrosia.
The experiment saw older adults injected with young blood – something that would cost around $8,000 if it were to be released to the public.