about this blog

this is merely to denote myself about my body.

mainly on the record of some morphological, anatomial, and medical aspects.
[since 2010.05.24]
主要是記述在我學我的身體時得到的一些拉七拉雜的資料,不過我想可能不是對我自己有用而已,所以有一些我會多多少少地改成中文化。all the news may be the important informations so i would translate to short notes here. [2010.05.29]

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lovastatin: a new weapon against plague?

ScienceDaily (2010-06-04) -- An experimental study has revealed that lovastatin, a drug prescribed for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, protects animals against the deadly effects of plague. This infectious disease is on the upsurge in parts of the world. These results obtained by scientists at the Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (CNRS/Université Aix-Marseille 2) have been published in the journal PLoS ONE.


Journal Reference:
Ayyadurai et al. Lovastatin Protects against Experimental Plague in Mice. PLoS ONE, 2010; 5 (6): e10928 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010928

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