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Poo from young mice improves their elders’ memories

Three micrographs showing the microglia in various mouse brains.

Brain cells from a young mouse (left) look similar to those of an older mouse that received a faecal transplant from a younger one (right) — but not to cells of an older mouse that received faeces from an elderly one (middle). Credit: M. Boehme et al./Nature Aging

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Nature 596, 321 (2021)




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