Young blood to combat Alzheimer’s Disease?

Young blood to combat Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can young blood repair tissues in an older body? An interesting question, and the method to finding an answer is also pretty intriguing. Parabiotic experiments, where two animals share a common bloodstream, could provide insight into the possibility of using ‘young blood’ to help turn back the biological clock. In animal studies, when two animals […]

Alzheimer’s answers… from a snail?

Alzheimer’s answers… from a snail?

What do humans and snails have in common? No, it’s not the start of a bad joke. You may be surprised to know that snails are providing researchers with a better understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease! And thanks to snails, new research suggests that it might be possible for Alzheimer’s patients to retrieve lost memories. So […]

Copperheads curing cancer?

Copperheads curing cancer?

Venomous snakes, while usually beautiful, aren’t really the kind of animals that come to mind when we think of “animals helping people.” But researchers are discovering that proteins in snake venom could be extremely effective as cancer treatments! To put it as simply as possible, cancer cells are problematic because they spread through the bloodstream, […]