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Apr 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 7)

Environmental Health News

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I’m depressed. Headlines on the Environmental Health News site read, “Climate at Record Extremes,“ “EPA Seeks to Cut Toxics Reporting,“ “The Race Against Climate Change,“ and “Rush to Develop Canada’s Oil Sands“. What is the world coming to? Well, from an environmental and health perspective, you’ll probably find the Environmental Health News site has their finger on these pulses. Looking much like a newspaper on its opening page, the site teases with headlines and then, links to longer stories/papers and or related stories and papers. The end result is a LOT of information packed onto a single page and a surprising amount of important info behind it. Kudos to the designer.
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*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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