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Study: Fecal transplant may one day be used to reverse cognitive decline

Study: Fecal transplant may one day be used to reverse cognitive decline

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Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New research suggests fecal transplants could one day be used to reverse the cognitive decline that comes with aging. When researchers performed fecal transplants from older to younger mice, they found the recipients suffered declines in spatial learning and memory. Scientists published the results of their experiments this week in the journal Microbiome. Advertisement The authors of the new study suggest a similar transplantation from young to old mice could potentially reverse the cognitive decline. "Aging is an inevitable process that starts immediately after birth and ultimately leads to physical health problems as well as a decline in psychological well-being and cognitive function," study co-author David Vauzour said in a news release. "Research has shown that the a...