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2013-09-09 20:34:57

An ingredient in a medicinal tea brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa — studied by scientists over the last 25 years — is showing significant promise as a drug lead in the long-sought goal of eliminating the AIDS virus from its sanctuaries in the body and thus eradicating the disease, a scientist said here today. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Paul A. Wender, Ph.D., described...

2009-04-22 10:19:00

Previous Studies Show Bryostatin Protects Against Alzheimer's Protein, Rewires and Repairs Brain Damage MORGANTOWN, W.Va., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) the go-ahead to conduct Phase II clinical trials of Bryostatin for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients. The drug showed pre-clinical efficacy to not only treat Alzheimer's disease symptoms, but also its underlying...

2005-10-27 15:21:47

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bryostatin, a drug that has been studied as an anti-cancer agent, enhances long-term memory in lab experiments, scientists report. "Bryostatin is a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, both for the neurodegeneration -- the underlying cause of the disease -- and for the symptoms," Dr. Daniel L. Alkon, from Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute in Rockville, Maryland said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. In a...

2005-10-25 10:28:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cancer drug may stimulate the production of proteins needed for long-term memory, supporting interest in the compound as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory report that introducing bryostatin into a marine snail, days before a learning activity, caused a marked improvement in long-term memory. "This could be a real...

2005-10-25 10:25:00

WASHINGTON -- A cancer drug may stimulate the production of proteins needed for long-term memory, supporting interest in the compound as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory report that introducing bryostatin into a marine snail, days before a learning activity, caused a marked improvement in long-term memory. "This could be a real breakthrough for...

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2005-10-24 16:05:00

WASHINGTON -- A cancer drug may stimulate the production of proteins needed for long-term memory, supporting interest in the compound as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease, researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory report that introducing bryostatin into a marine snail, days before a learning activity, caused a marked improvement in long-term memory. "This could be a real breakthrough for...

2004-12-01 09:00:08

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute has patented two new potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease. One treatment uses bryostatin, a cancer treatment drug. Bryostatin activates an enzyme, which jump-starts a chemical process thought to reduce the growth of certain plaques in the brain believed to cause Alzheimer's, institute researchers found. In lab animals, bryostatin appears to treat the memory loss symptoms and the causes of Alzheimer's....

2004-11-30 12:00:10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease, developed at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI), have won patent protection and could be available for testing by volunteer patients in the next several months. Both treatments act on molecular targets discovered by BRNI scientists within memory signaling pathways of the brain. On Nov. 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved a combination therapy developed by Daniel...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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