Thursday, August 25, 2011

Natural Alzheimer's-Fighting Compound Created Inexpensively in Lab

ScienceDaily (Aug. 25, 2011) — Scientists at Yale University have developed the first practical method to create a compound called huperzine A in the lab. The compound, which occurs naturally in a species of moss found in China, is an enzyme inhibitor that has been used to treat Alzheimer's disease in China since the late 1990s and is sold in the U.S. as a dietary supplement to help maintain memory. Scientists believe it could also potentially combat the effects of chemical warfare agents.
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