A few years back, when I first began investigating University findings that "young blood rejuvenated mice, I met with a prominent scientist at a prominent university, who shall remain unnamed so as not to personalize this commentary. In the privacy of his office, I learned two interesting and salient things through the course of his Powerpoint presentation to me.
First, when he came to a certain chart in his presentation which looked something like this...
he said, "here's the problem!" pointing at the oval entitled "young blood" and
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"Young blood cures everything, potentially all or most age-related diseases" he replied.
"Why is that a problem?" I asked
"Because all of the money for funding is inside each one of these silos" he replied, pointing at each age-related disease condition, one for Alzheimer's, one for Cancer, one for Heart Disease, and so on. "You can't fix everything or you'll never get funded."
While a number of efforts researching human plasma and beneficial factors contained within, do focus on one particular silo, we established the Young Blood Institute as a non-profit specifically to avoid this conflict. Why not do one procedure and measure everything? Yes, the blood testing may be more expensive. But the knowledge gained and the comprehensive data gathered, in our view, far outweighs the cost. And, if we do demonstrate that one prophylactic therapy can systemically prevent the onset or degradation of multiple diseases, mankind wins.