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Monday, March 07, 2005

Well, it's official...
Vampires Live Longer
From scientists at Stanford University, no less!

Here's the scoop from the study, as reported in Wired magazine:
"...blood from young mice introduced into their older counterparts "activated stem cells in the old muscles that allowed them to recover from injury." But you can't just go around using any old blood -- the mice in the experiment were "modified to be genetically identical."

Read the full text here, or download a PDF of the complete study from Nature.com -- but it's not free. You'll need to buy the transcript or be a subscriber to the magazine.

In other news, Anne Rice's books have all been moved to the non-fiction section of the library, and I have a new screenplay for sale -- it's all about vampire scientists who feed off clones of themselves.


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