Could a poo-transplant one day be the key to eternal youth?
According to a new study from the University of East Anglia and the Quadram Institute, fecal transplants may one day be used to restore cognitive functions in the elderly.
The new study, published today, shows that fecal transfers from older mice to younger ones altered the gut microbiome of the latter. This in turn affected their spatial memory and learning.
Researchers hope to reverse the procedure one day and use fecal transplantation as a way to fight cognitive decline in the elderly.