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Old Drug Holds New Promise

New findings in University of Texas, Austin's neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin - an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients - may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and even autism. A UT team led by Professor Kim Raab-Graham of the College of Natural Sciences' Center for Learning and Memory is searching for an equivalent drug that can deliver the benefit without the side effects.