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Old 05-04-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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For those of you that write vampire stories...

Turns out blood from YOUNG mice makes OLD mice smarter.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-...es-old-brains/

New twist maybe?
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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Turns out blood from YOUNG mice makes OLD mice smarter.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-...es-old-brains/

New twist maybe?
Carmilla? Elizabeth Bathory? Smarter instead of younger but...
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Another new take on vampire stories?
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Another new take on vampire stories?

Go for it! This one at least would be based on science...
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Turns out blood from YOUNG mice makes OLD mice smarter.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-...es-old-brains/

New twist maybe?
Robert A Heinlein has already used this as a youth restoration method in Methuselah's Children, published in 1958. I suspect he did that because of the experiments in the 1950s by Dr McCay mentioned in the article.

It is a fascinating article, and one hopes that it will turn out that the benefits can be achieved without the possible side-effects mentioned.
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Robert A Heinlein has already used this as a youth restoration method in Methuselah's Children, published in 1958. I suspect he did that because of the experiments in the 1950s by Dr McCay mentioned in the article.

It is a fascinating article, and one hopes that it will turn out that the benefits can be achieved without the possible side-effects mentioned.
Ah I missed that book. Ah well it is a new idea to me at least - but then again I do not write vampire books.
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