A new study published in Nature shows that there are proteins in the blood of young organisms that could help the rejuvenate cells in the brains of the elderly, reports the Guardian's Mo Costandi. Stanford University researchers found that the blood of young mice contains proteins that promote the development of new brain cells in old mice.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

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