SpareTag.com explores how young blood transfusion can help reverse aging in mice. What if, after all, the vampires' way was the cure
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Our soundtrack on
real life vampires
was inspired by
Dead song from
The voice of "I want to be a vampire" Peter Murphy, over a slow heavy bass guitar, sends chills down your spine.
The song also appears to great effect in 'The Hunger' movie, with Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie inviting to become a vampire.
The story follows two
vampires Brad Pitt as
the protagonist and
Tom Cruise as the
antagonist. They have
immortality, but this
may not be such a
great gift after all,
as everything changes and everyone dies, but them. Could not resist re-using some of the very stylish vampire drinking blood cliches from the trailer.
Algernon is a
that excels at
mouse maze after
surgery to improve
As the experiment
is extended to a human character, this great fiction book touches upon many different ethical and moral issues.
Following our previous post on “how to become a Grim Reaper,” we continue our exploration of the dark worlds with how to become a Vampire. No, this was not intentional but opportunistically triggered by 2 articles found in her Majesty’s Telegraph.
The first Telegraph article relates to the attempt by Dr Emyr Williams, a psychology lecturer at Glyndwr University in Wrexham (with a name like that it must be in Transylvania – Oops, apologies to my numerous Welsh readers!), to study the lifestyle of “a group of individuals who believe they have a psychological need to consume blood,” also known as Vampires. While estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 people in the UK, you can apparently find these real life vampires all over the world.
Then I stumbled upon this article from the NY Daily News. Wait! Isn’t that the newspaper for which Superman, I mean Clark Kent, works? (Oops again and apologies to my numerous DC Comics readers, Clark works for the Daily Planet). This article reported that a mom from Pennsylvania was drinking blood, half a gallon of live human blood every month. Wait a second, I am getting confused. Is Pennsylvania located next to Transylvania? (Oops for the third time and apologies to my numerous Mid-Atlantic states readers). So this "I Want To Be A Vampire" mom is also a care worker. Hold on now, does that mean she works in a hospital with free access to... young blood transfusion supply? Nope (and apologies to my numerous hospital worker readers), the beverage comes from actual donors that you can meet in local “oddities” stores also called clubs in New York (Oops and apologies to my numerous night clubbing readers in NYC). These donors agree to be cut opened with a sterilized knife to satisfy the thirst of this 45-year old woman. What? I am missing something here but no need for apology this time. Anyway, this woman says she is drinking blood to feel “young and vigorous.”
This brings me to the third article (but the second one from the Telegraph, if you still follow). That’s the serious one about longevity research and all to cure aging (Oops, didn’t know that was a disease – apologies to my numerous scientific readers). They do this young blood transfusion stuff to reverse aging in mice who now have super powers like Superman from the Daily Planet (yes, I did remember correctly this time -- must be my Bloody Mary). Not sure why they bother these cute little things to go through stressful mouse maze and don't just study the Tour de France bike riders. These guys have been doing young blood transfusion for years now to improve their cycling performance (unless this was just to find their way through the mouse maze... sorry, I mean the stage route).
Next post will be on werewolf – just kidding.