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Medical Technology And Life Longevity From Easter Island

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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 06:18 PM
A "recently" discovered drug (1965) that has previously been investigated successfully as a life-extending mechanism, has now been shown to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.

Rapamycin (also called Sirolimus and trademarked as Rapamune) is actually the byproduct of a specific bacterium. The drug has been used to fight rejection in patients undergoing organ transplant.

Studies in 2009 revealed additional information about the drug when mice that were administered Rapamycin experienced extended lifespans of up to 38%!

New studies, released earlier this month (April 2010), have now demonstrated that Rapamycin enhances memory and cognitive abilities in mice with Alzheimer's Disease. The two studies verified the other's conclusions and indicate that Rapamycin lowers the levels of toxic molecules that are believed to cause some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, like memory loss.

Says Physiologist Veronica Galvan, co-author of one of the scientific papers:

The fact that we are seeing identical results in two vastly different mouse models of Alzheimer's disease provides robust evidence that rapamycin treatment is effective and is acting by changing a basic pathogenic process of Alzheimer's that is common to both mouse models. This suggests that it may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's in humans, who also have very diverse genetic makeup and life histories.

Rapamycin's name is derived from Rapa Nui, the indigenous name for Easter Island. The bacteria which output Rapamycin were first found in soil samples from the Polynesian island. The drug is synthetically produced by laboratories.

Rapamycin has also been used to treat cancer, fungal disorders, autism, coronary blockages, etc. With previous FDA approval, the drug can be immediately used for "off-label" purposes, though there have been no trials on humans and it is unknown whether the drug would only thwart Alzheimer's symptoms or reverse them.

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Abstracts Of The Two Scientific Papers:
The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Link To Second Study

posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 06:49 PM
I've been reading all sorts of health information and stuff like fat,
meat, eggs, dairy and other non vegetable groups or non 100% whole
grain causes cancer so we might as well look to the bacteria.
I now see how these vegans came about.
Too many health studies going on.


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