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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Geriatric Scum 

Swiss researchers have found a potent cholinesterase inhibitor in cyanobacteria - pond scum - that may be promising as an Alzheimers Disease treatment. Or, at least, that's how ACS is putting it. Other cholinesterase inhibitors are already on the market and used to treat AD, but they are not particularly effective, and I'm not clear why anyone would think a new one would be.

I'm sure there are other uses for this type of drug that I don't know. Also, it is encouraging that more useful things are discovered from various sources, as it may remind people how critical biodiversity remains.

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