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Author Topic: Research from Samoa  (Read 2984 times)

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Offline anniebc

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Research from Samoa
« on: July 01, 2007, 04:20:54 AM »
Like all the other research that is going on we can only sit back and see what happens..I just thought I would share what was head lining our news tonight.

Hugs
Jan :-*

Samoan plant offers lifeline (02:22)
 
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Jul 1, 2007

A traditional Samoan healing plant could produce a breakthrough cure for AIDS and cancer.

American researchers are so excited about the plant they have signed an agreement to pay royalties to Samoa for any drugs developed from it.

The promising lifeline grows deep in the heart of Samoa and the mamala plant is about to take on killer diseases.

Now it's being eyed up for more modern healing after US scientists discovered it contains the potential anti-aids drug prostratin.

"If prostratin proves to be useful in the treatment of latent HIV then it's going to be really significant...there's the possibility of wiping out all the virus in the patient at one time," says Dr James Kirby.

The research is so promising California university Berkeley has signed a deal with the Samoan government that ensures that if a drug is produced from the plant the country will get 20% of the profits.
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Offline frenchpat

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 05:07:21 AM »
Jan,

after searching for more info it appears that research and testing of this compound's efficiency has been going on for a while:

http://www.phytomedical.com/plant/Prostratin.asp

interesting nevertheless, thanks.

Since my doctor is also a phytotherapy specialist I will ask him if he knows anything about this the next time I see him (end of July).

Pat
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 05:10:43 AM »
Hi Pat

Thanks for that..we are a little behind with the latest news here on my little South Island of NZ... ;)

Hope your weekend is going well.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline frenchpat

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 05:15:41 AM »
No,

As far as I am concerned I had never heard of it, so you were definitely ahead! :D

Pat

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Offline J220

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 03:02:39 PM »
Yes, this is great news, and yet another example why it is so important to protect the worlds forests and ecosystems.

Here is something else on Prostratin, it's a PDF file from aidsresearch.org. Great recent info from 2006. Go to:

http://www.aidsresearch.org/scientific_research/ARA_Prostratin_nwsltr.pdf
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Offline Jake72

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 09:12:56 PM »
Good grief, I remember hearing about this in 2001 or earlier.  I thought it'd gone by the wayside.

http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/full/98/10/3006

Has this even entered Phase I? 



Offline J220

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Re: Research from Samoa
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 08:07:49 PM »
I think that they are finishing the pre-clinical part, we may see this enter in to humal trials in the next year or so, I believe. One to watch, definitely.
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