Scientists Discover Bees Can "turn back time," Reverse Brain Aging

(Phys.org) -- Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat age-related dementia.

In a study published in the scientific journal Experimental Gerontology, a team of scientists from ASU and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, led by Gro Amdam, an associate professor in ASU’s School of , presented findings that show that tricking older, foraging  into doing social tasks inside the nest causes changes in the molecular structure of their brains.

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