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Aug 8, 2007

Xenomics’ Diagnostic Test for AML Available to Clinicians

  • Xenomics reports that its first diagnostic test for stratification of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been implemented at CLIA approved BRT Laboratories and is available to clinicians.

    This test is based on a recent discovery that mutations in a nucleophosmin (NPM1) gene are characteristic of 30% to 40% of the cases of AML. NPM1 is a protein involved in regulation of ribosome biogenesis, cell division, cell death, and other important processes, Xenomics states. The company says that it has developed a diagnostic tool that detects all 45 known mutations of NPM1 in a single reaction.



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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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