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Eatser Island
Eatser Island
Eatser Island
Eatser Island
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Eatser Island

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  • 1. By Matthew Winter, Cindy Cochran, and Venice Gordon
  • 2.
    • A small Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean
    • Houses the famous statues, Moai
    • They have a small population
    • Has a very isolated environment
  • 3.
    • Rapamycin is a drug used to help immune system
    • The drug may have connection to helping with Alzheimer's
    • The drug is an isolated substance on Easter Island
  • 4.
    • The drug reduced legions in the brain of mice
    • Those same legions are found in dead Alzheimer's patients
    • The drug is certified and a clinical trial is almost underway
    • Last year, some institutions announced the drug extended the lives of mice
  • 5.
    • The test subject mice, started at six months old
    • They already exhibited familiar Alzheimer symptoms
  • 6.
    • The drug is also being tested in cancer research labs
    • They don’t know if the results translate to humans
  • 7.
    • Easter Island was discovered on Easter
    • Only one airline flight to Easter Island
    • Their language had yet to be deciphered

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