Also here’s a podcast interviewing the authors about this article, which I thought was really good. This article is discussed in the first 9 minutes and there’s some other things talked about on “the fountain of youth.”
This has wonderful implications. What if we could apply this to humans? Right now they’ve just looked at amyloid beta plaques, but there’s controversy in if these are what cause the memory deficits we call Alzheimer’s dementia or if it is caused by tau tangles instead. However, it sounds like the researchers are headed toward tau tangles with this same technology next and then onto larger and more complex brains of sheep too.
Just think! What if we could get my grandmother’s memory back? Perhaps she’d remember how to care for herself and not need to be in the nursing home. That would be a huge decrease in care giver burden and give my grandmother her life again.