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Can a hormone called klotho enhance cognition and hold off dementia? Yes, in mice, at least

Experiments showed ‘amazing and remarkable’ improvements in young and old mice.
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A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity.

Hormone shows promise as cognition enhancer

Health / Aging : ScienceDaily: Healthy Aging

In a study that augues well for the therapeutic potential of klotho -- a life-extending protein hormone that a minority of people naturally produce at high levels -- scientists have found that administering a fragment of the klotho ...

Longevity hormone klotho boosts memory and protects against brain aging in mice

Academics / Sociology : EurekAlert: Social Behavioral

(Cell Press) A single injection of a fragment of the longevity hormone klotho into both young and old mice improved spatial and working memory and strengthened connections between neurons in the hippocampus rapidly, and these cognit...

A Fragment of Klotho Improves Cognition and Synaptic Plasticity in Mice

Health / Aging : Fight Aging

In this open access paper, researchers report on use of a portion of the longevity-associated klotho protein to enhance cognitive function in mice. It works in both young and old mice, so is a fairly general mechanism, and may or ma...

Can a hormone called klotho enhance cognition and hold off dementia? Yes, in mice, at least

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace

If ever there were a hormone to spark intellectual excitement, it’s klotho. At the dawn of our lives, our blood brims with klotho. But as age and disease stiffen our joints and cloud our minds, klotho ebbs. People who exercise and r...


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