Protein GDF11 shows Beneficial changes to heart muscle and brains of Older Mice

My previous post was to an article showing that the blood plasma from younger mice can give health benefits to older mice. This is to another article where a different team has identified a specific protein called GDF11 which exhibits similar benefits! “…GDF11 is naturally found in much higher concentration in young mice than in older mice, and raising its levels in the older mice has improved the function of every organ system thus far studied” They are projecting human trials in 3 to 5 years.
It also talks about parabiotic mice – the only other time I encountered that term was in the previous article. If you want to know what that means you will have to read the article.


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Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.
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