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September 02, 2014

A Fountain of Youth Called GDF11?

This literature review looks at two papers where researchers assess the rejuvenating qualities of a circulating protein.

A Fountain of Youth Called GDF11?

While more research is needed, GDF11 supplementation has the potential to treat different genetic conditions, as well as diseases of old age. [© aletia2011 - Fotolia.com]

A pair of publications in Science attempt to address the often-controversial topic of the rejuvenating, or regenerative, effects of tissues/fluids derived from young organisms on their older counterparts Specifically, experiments in mice have shown that blood from young mice has a rejuvenating effect on older mice The pair of studies ...

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