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2012-10-15 14:48:31

Rapamycin, a drug used to prevent rejection in transplants, could delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Rapamycin, a drug used to prevent rejection in transplants, could delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. This is the main conclusion of a study published in the Nature in which has collaborated the researcher Isidro Ferrer, head of the group of Neuropathology at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and...

2012-09-19 16:45:40

Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that a biological mechanism long suspected in epilepsy is capable of triggering the brain seizures — opening the door for studies to seek improved treatments or even preventative therapies. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report Sept. 19 in Neuron that molecular disruptions in small neurons called granule cells — located in the dentate gyrus region of the brain — caused brain seizures in...

Grapefruit Juice Boosts Effect Of Common Cancer Fighting Drug
2012-08-08 11:59:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” For cancer patients, it might be lucrative to drink grapefruit juice instead. According to a new clinical trial, drinking a glass of grapefruit juice a day allows patients to have the same benefits as the effect produced from three times of an anti-cancer drug. The researchers believe that the grapefruit juice could help patients take smaller amounts...

2012-08-04 01:54:56

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated in the laboratory that a new drug is effective in treating a very common kidney disease —— although it will be a few years before it becomes available for clinical testing. The findings resulted from a collaboration between UCSB and a biotech firm based in Indiana. Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide, are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD or...

Easter Island Drug Could Boost Cognitive Function
2012-07-01 10:13:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant typically used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, could help prevent diminishing cognitive skills, including memory retention, associated with aging or Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered. In a June 29 press release, the researchers said that they added the drug, which was first discovered in an Easter Island soil...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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