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April 05, 2007

View from the Office Part Two: The Docks

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Rapa Nui is our mascot, because:
"Easter Island was given the name Rapa Nui (Great Rapa) by Tahitian sailors, in the 1860's, as it reminded them of Rapa - a small island in French Polynesia. Today, the land, people and language are all referred to locally as Rapa Nui. Rapamycin (also called sirolimus) is a peptide that was isolated in 1975 from the bacteria strain Streptomyces hygroscopicus found in a soil sample on Easter Island. Rapamycin is used to help prevent the body from rejecting organ and bone marrow transplants. It is also being studied as a treatment for cancer and tuberous sclerosis. Rapamycin belongs to the family of drugs called immunosuppressants."

Posted by Heather at April 5, 2007 07:30 AM

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More....more!

Posted by: Mom at April 5, 2007 02:15 PM

Hey..now your talking my language...immunosuppressants....sirolimus..etc

Posted by: Gramma C at April 17, 2007 05:14 PM

Yes ... do tell us more about what you do at this place.
T

Posted by: T at April 18, 2007 10:12 PM

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