Week 6: Research. Report. Repeat. 

Apr 18, 2020

Hello all,

This week I really absorbed myself in reading about an experiment that was held a few years ago on the effect of medical plants extracts on the oxidative stress status in Alzheimer’s disease induced rats. The plants involved were salvia triloba, an East Mediteranian sage, and piper nigrum, which comes from a flowering vine that is very similar to black pepper! 

There were a total of six groups, two levels of doses of each plant along with a normal healthy control group and an untreated AD-induced group of rats, monitored with human care. Essentially, what was being recorded are the rat’s Ach and AchE levels as it plays an important role in memory formation. I am still working my way through this exhaustive research paper, and will report their examinations next week.

By this time, I was hoping to have been more interactive with families who face AD in their everyday lives, but regardless of our circumstances I hope my research and reports have been new knowledge and valuable to you all. 

See you next week,



2 Replies to “Week 6: Research. Report. Repeat. ”

  1. Charles T. says:

    As it turns out, salvia triloba is endemic to the Eastern Mediterranean. Perhaps that’s why its common name is the Greek sage!

  2. davidc says:

    It is great that you are able to do so much research while at home. I’m curious to hear the findings of this paper. I know it is often difficult to unpack research articles, but it sounds like you are able to stay focused and productive during this difficult time. Great job!

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