Rapamycin may play a role in aging research; New approach to inflammatory bowel diseases;

> University of Florida Health researchers have spotlighted the role that rapamycin plays in reducing the weight of aging rats, an insight that could also play into new aging drug research work. Release

> Reporting in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, investigators say that modulating B lymphocyte function may be a means of regulating T lymphocyte function to treat immune-mediated disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases. Release

> The Scripps Research Institute in Florida say that a team of their scientists found that a protein called Rhes plays "a pivotal role in focusing the toxicity of Huntington's in the striatum, a smallish section of the forebrain that controls body movement and is potentially involved in other cognitive functions such as working memory." Release