SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS: In Mice, Scientists Make an Old Brain Act Young. In Robert Heinlein's novels Methuselah's Children and Time Enough for Love, he speculated about rejuvenation treatments that could turn back aging. Larry Niven's novel Ringworld described a drug called Boosterspice that restored youthful abilities. A just released study in Science Translational Medicine reports a breakthrough in enhancing visual cortical plasticity, opening the door to rejuvenating brain function, learning, and memory in in older adults. The scifi dream of rejuvenation is a little bit closer.
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