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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! It seems like sparkling Edward Cullen and the bad ass Count Dracula were on to something with their vampire ways. According to an article posted in the New York Times,  the blood of young mice can rejuvenate the brains and muscles of older mice, effectively reversing the impact of aging. The older mice aren't going to live for 1000 years but it does have the ability to make them live longer.

"I am extremely excited," says Rudolph Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. "These findings could be a game changer." 

The study was conducted by stitching younger mice to older ones, enabling them to exchange blood. In time, the young blood boosted activity in older stem cells, which produced new muscle tissue and neurons more easily than before. 

Other researchers simply injected blood or injected a protein in young blood called GDF11 and also saw positive results. The study has yet been tested on humans so it is unclear if it will work with humans. 

The first thing that came to my mind when reading about this in the New York Times was the idea of vampires. Maybe there was a method to their madness. vampires are said to live for thousands of years by feeding off the blood of humans. It's obviously an evil thing to do but maybe this new finding isn't as new as we make it out to be. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.