Contact: Will Sansom
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Caption: These Easter Island monoliths have endured for centuries. New research from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows that rapamycin, a compound discovered in the island's soil, rescued learning and memory in mice with Alzheimer's disease-like deficits.
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