Latest Sirolimus Stories

Study Reveals Why Rapamycin Causes Diabetes-like Symptoms
2012-04-04 11:01:49

Rapamycin is an immunosuppressant derived from bacteria found on Easter Island. It was approved for organ transplant patients by the FDA in 1999.

2012-04-02 15:53:36

Four proteins involved in translation, the final step of general protein production, are associated with poor prognosis in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer when they are dysregulated.

2012-04-02 09:09:21

A pair of targeted therapies shrank tumors in some patients with treatment-resistant Ewing's sarcoma or desmoplastic small-round-cell tumors.

2012-03-29 23:31:50

The drug rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan in lab animals, yet rapamycin has also been linked to impaired glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, two hallmarks of diabetes.

2012-03-29 23:30:40

A Penn- and MIT-led team explained how rapamycin, a drug that extends mouse lifespan, also causes insulin resistance.

2012-02-29 09:26:37

Researchers have discovered how a protein "master regulator" goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer.

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