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(New Scientist)   In October, Alzheimer's patients in California will become part of the first human trials to test the effectiveness of blood transfusions from young donors in reversing both dementia as well as potentially the aging process itself   (newscientist.com) divider line 58
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2014-08-20 10:47:17 PM  
Didn't Mr. Burns try this?
I kid, I kid, this is exciting.
 
2014-08-20 10:49:52 PM  
Of course the blood will come from aborted babies
 
2014-08-20 10:57:29 PM  
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2014-08-20 11:05:21 PM  

Bathysphere: Didn't Mr. Burns try this?
I kid, I kid, this is exciting.


It's New Scientist. Don't get too excited.
 
2014-08-20 11:24:22 PM  
Well, it's not like the young had a job anyways. Now they can sell a bit of youth to the rich old bastards who gathered all the wealth for themselves and wouldn't farking die at a decent age so it could move on.
 
2014-08-20 11:31:41 PM  
I heard about this a couple months ago.

I hope it works. My dad could stand to get his marbles back. :/
 
2014-08-20 11:46:50 PM  
And Elizabeth, Countess Bathory, looks up from her grave with interest.
 
2014-08-21 12:05:04 AM  
Here's the issue-sure, the blood may be "young"; but it's being filtered or used by old/damages organs.

Makes my think of putting premium fuel and fresh oil into your "78 Vega with 190K miles...ain't gonna help much when the engine has so much deposits and corrosion.
 
2014-08-21 12:49:35 AM  

borg: Of course the blood will come from aborted babies


I was wondering where they were going to find that many virgins.
 
2014-08-21 12:56:27 AM  
That's my plan - I'm going to make it to about 80, then Benjamin Button back into reverse. Eventually I'll be a child again, then a fetus, then an embryo. Then, I guess, squashed back into that cosmic place from whence all came. Or i guess I could just stop the transfusions and age again. Still, this is good news - no more sacrificing of virgins; no more buying years from bellboys like that guy in the Twilight Zone.
 
2014-08-21 12:56:52 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: borg: Of course the blood will come from aborted babies

I was wondering where they were going to find that many virgins.


TFD
 
2014-08-21 12:57:35 AM  

wildcardjack: Well, it's not like the young had a job anyways. Now they can sell a bit of youth to the rich old bastards who gathered all the wealth for themselves and wouldn't farking die at a decent age so it could move on.


It's the circllllllllle line, the circle line of life!
 
2014-08-21 01:01:21 AM  
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2014-08-21 01:03:38 AM  
So, we're planning on creating a race of elderly vampires.

That'll make the teen vampire-romance books even more creepy.

//and make True Blood nudity sadder :(
 
2014-08-21 01:12:18 AM  
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/as hot as Smithers gets looking at Burns's ass
 
2014-08-21 01:25:49 AM  
This doesn't make any G.D. sense.
 
2014-08-21 01:35:38 AM  
Congrats science, you're trying to turn grandpa and grandma into Daywalkers who feed exclusively on kids to regain their youth.
 
2014-08-21 01:41:33 AM  
What makes the grass grow?
 
2014-08-21 01:56:21 AM  

AcademGreen: So, we're planning on creating a race of elderly vampires.


On the plus side, easy to confuse and outrun..
 
2014-08-21 02:01:42 AM  

Iczer: Congrats science, you're trying to turn grandpa and grandma into Daywalkers who feed exclusively on kids to regain their youth.


...come up with a catchy enough title and I smell a best-selling YA Fiction series.
 
2014-08-21 02:34:38 AM  
This... sounds like a bad idea.
 
2014-08-21 03:20:17 AM  
Something, something vampires.

/I had to watch my grandmother go through that so I would gladly give up some blood if it could help outsomeone with Alzheimer's Disease
 
2014-08-21 03:32:37 AM  
Well, I hope this helps dementia, but not for anti-aging. That's what the ultra rich need to hold over everyone else: extra enhanced long lives, as if they didn't get all the good stuff with a normal lifespan already, they have to rub it in the plebs noses that they are living 3x as long. By turning into vampires that literally(in addition to figuratively) suck the life out of young poor people.
 
2014-08-21 04:08:10 AM  
I'm just going to assume nobody actually read the article and toss another potato vampire joke on the pile.

DERPULA!
 
2014-08-21 05:38:08 AM  
Don't worry guys, you've got Obama care coming so that means all this vampirism will trickle down to you from the ultra rich, or something.

/congrats on joining the rest of the first world btw, seriously
 
2014-08-21 06:02:02 AM  
If it worked for the Stones...
 
2014-08-21 06:09:43 AM  
scalpod:  nobody actually read the article

It's NS. Who would voluntarily read anything they're punting? They'll put anything out there. Cold fusion, Elvis was a cyborg.

They're as picky and diligent as Popular Mechanics, SyFy and Discovery Channel.
 
2014-08-21 06:26:04 AM  
As someone who is 29 and has donated blood nearly every two months since I was 17, I am saddened to learn that in a year my blood will no longer be young. That said, since my blood is reserved for low birth weight neonates, is my blood aging them prematurely?
 
2014-08-21 06:33:07 AM  
Are they putting the old blood into the young donors thereby creating more equality in the world and creating the perfect Obama socialist paradise?
 
2014-08-21 06:40:13 AM  

robmilmel: Here's the issue-sure, the blood may be "young"; but it's being filtered or used by old/damages organs.

Makes my think of putting premium fuel and fresh oil into your "78 Vega with 190K miles...ain't gonna help much when the engine has so much deposits and corrosion.


I was thinking something similar, but TFA mentions the younger blood may contain properties old blood doesn't, and was rejuvenating old tissue. So maybe there is something to this, maybe.
 
2014-08-21 07:13:14 AM  

Dancis_Frake: If it worked for the Stones...


Nah...that was Jack Daniels and heroin.

Well, at least for Keith.
 
2014-08-21 07:18:38 AM  
I knew there was a use for "young people".
 
2014-08-21 07:35:16 AM  
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2014-08-21 07:45:37 AM  
thehollywoodprojects.files.wordpress.com
Young again?
 
2014-08-21 08:12:22 AM  
Rare picture of study consultant, Dr. Acula:

www.empireonline.com
 
2014-08-21 08:18:33 AM  

Xanadone: And Elizabeth, Countess Bathory, looks up from her grave with interest.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-21 08:19:20 AM  
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD ELDAR!
 
2014-08-21 08:22:10 AM  

scanman61: Dancis_Frake: If it worked for the Stones...

Nah...that was Jack Daniels and heroin.

Well, at least for Keith.


Back in the 80's rumour had it that the Rolling Stones would go every year in Switzerland to have their blood entirely changed.
It later went on to target Keith Richards specifically in order to kick his drug habit but at the time, it was about all the band members.
 
2014-08-21 08:25:24 AM  

Xanadone: And Elizabeth, Countess Bathory, looks up from her grave with interest.


Weird: she's also featured, unrelatedly, on CNN today (link).
 
hej
2014-08-21 08:27:13 AM  
Why don't they just suck the spinal fluid out of the fetuses?
 
2014-08-21 08:53:39 AM  
The one percent are overlooking nothing.
 
2014-08-21 09:00:45 AM  
The Alzheimer's patients will forget to show up.
 
2014-08-21 09:02:12 AM  

robmilmel: Here's the issue-sure, the blood may be "young"; but it's being filtered or used by old/damages organs.

Makes my think of putting premium fuel and fresh oil into your "78 Vega with 190K miles...ain't gonna help much when the engine has so much deposits and corrosion.


Apparently this works in mice when you surgically combine their circulatory systems.

Not that we want to do that with people.
 
2014-08-21 09:18:32 AM  
Came for a Caesar reference, leaving disappointed.
 
2014-08-21 09:19:48 AM  
Benedict Cumberbatch looking around worriedly.
 
2014-08-21 09:49:02 AM  

pag1107: [thehollywoodprojects.files.wordpress.com image 620x349]
Young again?


I can't believe they showed that shiat to us as children.
 
2014-08-21 09:50:16 AM  

BMFPitt: Apparently this works in mice when you surgically combine their circulatory systems.

Not that we want to do that with people.


It appears one does not have to combine circulatory systems. A straight-forward plasma transfusion gives the full effect in mice, so that's what they're trying with humans.

/in my 60's so rubbing my hands with glee!
 
2014-08-21 10:41:09 AM  
Alzheimer's is pretty much the worst thing ever, aside from maybe ALS. Hope this is successful.
 
2014-08-21 10:45:04 AM  
Now I understand why we are letting all those illegal immigrants in . We're planning on harvesting their blood.// And organs of course. Waste not want not
 
2014-08-21 11:31:20 AM  

CujoQuarrel: Now I understand why we are letting all those illegal immigrants in . We're planning on harvesting their blood.// And organs of course. Waste not want not


This solution is acceptable
 
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