Eatser Island

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Eatser Island

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

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