Commemorative plaque for the discovery of Rapamycin

Something different, a plaque was put up commemorating the discovery of Rapamycin on Easter Island, apparently at the location of where it was found. If you happen to be visiting Easter Island it may be worth a visit. 

A plaque commemorating the discovery of rapamycin (sirolimus) on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), near Rano Kau. The plaque is written in Portuguese, and reads: In this location were obtained, in January 1965, soil samples that allowed for the obtention of rapamycin, a substance that inaugurated a new era for organ transplant patients. An homage from the Brazilian researchers, November 2000.

 

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