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Faeces transplants found to reverse signs of ageing process in mice, ‘ground breaking’ study says

British scientists have been investigating the effect of

Zoe Tidman
Wednesday 04 May 2022 16:57 BST
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Researchers looked at changes in the brain and retinas of mice who underwent faecal transplants
Researchers looked at changes in the brain and retinas of mice who underwent faecal transplants (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Faeces transplants from younger mice to older ones can reverse signs of the ageing process, researchers claim.

British scientists say the experiment resulted in improvements to the gut, eyes and the brain of the animals.

These changes were consistent with reversing the hallmarks of ageing, according to researchers from the University of East Anglia and the Quadram Institute.

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