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Can scientists rejuvenate an aging brain with a protein found in umbilical cord blood?

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Can scientists rejuvenate an aging brain with a protein found in umbilical cord blood?

 

What old brains need is a shot of young blood — and the younger the better.

It may sound like a metaphor employed by a randy octogenarian. But new research on mice suggests it can be taken quite literally.

Writing in the journal Nature, Stanford University anti-aging researchers reported Wednesday that they have found a “restorative factor for the aged hippocampus.” It’s a protein called tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2, or TIMP2, that is found in the blood of young humans — and most copiously in umbilical cord blood.

Harvested at the time of an infant’s birth, cord blood is a rich source of many known regenerative substances, including hematopoietic stem cells, the kind found in bone marrow. Cord blood is capable of treating more than 80 diseases, including blood cancers, inherited blood diseases such as sickle cell and thalassemia, and a range of immune deficiencies.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-cord-blood-brain-20170419-story.html

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Many studies done on mice rarely carry over to humans. The same protein is found in larger quantity in alshiemers patients so the likely hood of this being some break through thing for memory in humans is small. It actually could be long term dangerous for people. And there is most likely a reason for our bodies having less of something as we age and giving it more may be costly in ways we no not of.

This is just another point of interest for science and has little or nothing to do with people, just yet anyway.

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All things are possible but all things are not beneficial..... We are all called to die...

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Speaking of cord blood ... the cord  blood is meant for the baby.  In hospital births, for the most part, they rush through everything... resulting in higher C-section rate, and things like the use of pitocin and episiotomty, etc ...and also, the cord is cut too soon, not allowing the baby to get all the benefits of the cord blood.  Four of my children were homebirthed and we  waited at least 5 to 10 minutes, some longer.  About 40% if the infant's intended blood volume is contained in the cord... 

https://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/reasons-not-to-cut-your-babys-umbilical-cord/

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And that's what some researchers are saying, along those lines, what's meant for youth in the blood isn't meant for aging bodies, it can actually be dangerous. Studies have found the same protein they're talking about in young blood that seems to improve memory and attention in mice is found in quantity in alsheimer patients.

So in a way they may have found something of interest to come at a problem from another angle but pumping young blood into an aging body isn't something we should start doing.

Ya I think it's great you home birthed. The birth of my second daughter was so much better because the doctor was licking her fingers of donut sugar in the break room. The nurses had it together.

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On 4/20/2017 at 1:18 PM, BacKaran said:

All things are possible but all things are not beneficial..... We are all called to die...

Hey Karan,

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On 4/22/2017 at 8:48 AM, Zemke said:

And that's what some researchers are saying, along those lines, what's meant for youth in the blood isn't meant for aging bodies, it can actually be dangerous. Studies have found the same protein they're talking about in young blood that seems to improve memory and attention in mice is found in quantity in alsheimer patients.

So in a way they may have found something of interest to come at a problem from another angle but pumping young blood into an aging body isn't something we should start doing.

Ya I think it's great you home birthed. The birth of my second daughter was so much better because the doctor was licking her fingers of donut sugar in the break room. The nurses had it together.

Party pooper! Lol

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On 4/21/2017 at 9:31 PM, Abby-Joy said:

Speaking of cord blood ... the cord  blood is meant for the baby.  In hospital births, for the most part, they rush through everything... resulting in higher C-section rate, and things like the use of pitocin and episiotomty, etc ...and also, the cord is cut too soon, not allowing the baby to get all the benefits of the cord blood.  Four of my children were homebirthed and we  waited at least 5 to 10 minutes, some longer.  About 40% if the infant's intended blood volume is contained in the cord... 

https://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/reasons-not-to-cut-your-babys-umbilical-cord/

This is interesting.  Do you notice a change in your kids from other kids their age?  (Faster, smarter, younger looking.....)

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On 4/20/2017 at 8:19 AM, worthy said:

Can scientists rejuvenate an aging brain with a protein found in umbilical cord blood?

 

What old brains need is a shot of young blood — and the younger the better.

It may sound like a metaphor employed by a randy octogenarian. But new research on mice suggests it can be taken quite literally.

Writing in the journal Nature, Stanford University anti-aging researchers reported Wednesday that they have found a “restorative factor for the aged hippocampus.” It’s a protein called tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2, or TIMP2, that is found in the blood of young humans — and most copiously in umbilical cord blood.

Harvested at the time of an infant’s birth, cord blood is a rich source of many known regenerative substances, including hematopoietic stem cells, the kind found in bone marrow. Cord blood is capable of treating more than 80 diseases, including blood cancers, inherited blood diseases such as sickle cell and thalassemia, and a range of immune deficiencies.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-cord-blood-brain-20170419-story.html

Where can I sign up....

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1 minute ago, Spock said:

Where can I sign up....

Lol

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