Young bone marrow transplants may help fight Alzheimer’s, mouse study suggests

  • Bone marrow contains stem cells that make the many types of blood cell our immune system needs.
  • The diversity of these blood cells drops as we age, and this is thought to contribute to some aspects of aging.
  • Researchers in China gave bone marrow transplants to older mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease from younger mouse models, and found that the transplants reversed some signs of aging and amyloid-beta accumulation.
  • It also improved cognition in the mice.

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Written by Hannah Flynn on June 10, 2024

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