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    Science & Technology

    Old Drug Holds New Promise

    By University Communications
    Published: July 8, 2012

    Exciting new findings in UT’s neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and even autism. Now a UT team led by Professor Kim Raab-Graham of the College of Natural SciencesCenter for Learning and Memory is searching for an equivalent drug that can deliver the benefit without the side effects.

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      Mandy Skogebo said on July 13, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.
      Oh how I wish this were already available. I recently visited with my 80 year old grandmother and she has gone from being able to carry on a conversation to not remembering who I am in under 6 month. It's so hard to watch. :( Heartbreaking.
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      SF said on July 12, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
      Amazing breakthrough! Hope it comes completely to fruition! Longhorn Pride!
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      Liz Hastings said on July 10, 2012 at 2:56 p.m.
      This sounds like a wonderful breakthrough.
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