Protein helps old blood age the brains of young mice

Scientists hone in on activity in the blood-brain barrier as the culprit

mouse brain capillary

NO BARRIER A protein in some cells that form the blood-brain barrier (light blue, as seen in this image of a mouse brain capillary) may have a hand in brain aging, a new study suggests. 

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