Scientists discover bees can 'turn back time,' reverse brain aging

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  1. Beefarmer

    Beefarmer New Member

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    Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat age-related dementia.

    In a study published in the scientific journal Experimental Gerontology, a team of scientists from ASU and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, led by Gro Amdam, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences, presented findings that show that tricking older, foraging bees into doing social tasks inside the nest causes changes in the molecular structure of their brains.

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  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Could beekeeping have a "time reversing" effect on beekeepers? :roll: I for one wouldn't mind if that were to be the case, and I figure a few more of you out there would agree with me. :grin:
     

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    well I don't know about that efmesch but I have long proclaimed that my own life is a bit like Merlins in that I was born an old man and am slowly evolving to be a child once again. matter of fact the more time I spend with 'the girls' the younger I feel.
     
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    My wife keeps telling me Im her biggest kid, the only difference is my toys cost more:lol: so now I have an excuse "its the girls fault" they made me younger :grin::rolling:
     
  5. Marbees

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    Agree with efmesch. My wife said that whenever I talk about bees I have a boyish face.:grin: