What does the 4 billion a year, blockbuster Alzheimer's drug donepezil (trade name Aricept) have in common with insecticides, chemical weapons and venom? Quite a lot more than consumers taking them have been lead to believe.
As a member of the chemical class known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors donepezil interferes with the cholinesterase enzyme, preventing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from breaking... resulting in an increase in both its levels and duration of action.
Chemical weapons cause excruciating, cruel and lasting bodily harm, but new research now shows turmeric extracts could provide significant relief from the pain and suffering caused by exposure to them.
A new turmeric study published in Cancer Letters is paving the way for a revolution in the way that we both understand and treat cancer.