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Scientists Find Surprising Age-Related Protein Waves In Blood

They've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.
Researchers have identified waves of proteins in blood that peak at three distinct stages of life. What do the findings mean for aging? Source: ER Productions Limited

Scientists know if they transfuse blood from a young mouse to an old one, that they can stave off, or even reverse, some signs of aging. But they don't know what in the blood is responsible for this remarkable effect.

Researchers now report that they've identified hundreds of proteins in human blood that wax and wane in surprising ways as we age. The findings could provide important clues about which substances in the blood can slow aging.

The scientists studied nearly 3,000 proteins in blood

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