A protein in human umbilical cord blood injected into ageing mice improved their cognitive ability. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Umbilical cord blood protein may keep ageing brains healthy, researchers say

Elderly mice showed improved learning, memory and ability to adapt to new situations, such as a maze they were able to get out of, but experts not involved in the research say it is not certain same effect will be seen in human brains

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A protein in human umbilical cord blood injected into ageing mice improved their cognitive ability. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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