While studies continue at full speed in order to prevent aging in the scientific world, a new discovery has recently been made. The research, published last week by scientists from the Quadram Institute, University of London Academy and the University of East Anglia, revealed that the effect of aging in mice is reversed by ‘young mice feces’.
In their study, scientists observed that important signs of aging were reversed in the intestines, eyes, brain and body by transplanting fecal microbes from young mice to old mice. However, the opposite effect was also seen when the microbes were transferred to younger mice. The effects of aging were accelerated in younger mice who ingested the microbe in the feces of older mice.
A new treatment method may emerge in the future
The new study revealed that age-related changes in the gut microbiota in mice contribute to the effects of aging, the scientists said. However, the study also offered insight for treatments such as rejuvenating gut microbes.
Of course, before this study is transferred to humans, studies including how permanent the effect is on mice will be carried out. In addition, it will be tried to learn which intestinal microbes strengthen this effect. With the completion of these studies, the said study can also be started on humans.