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Aug 25, 2014

No Evidence for Circulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Patients with Organ Injury

This recent study sheds light on a contested issue.

No Evidence for Circulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Patients with Organ Injury

The theory that MSCs are released from the bone marrow into the bloodstream following organ damage has long been debated. [© krishnacreations - Fotolia.com]

  • Abstract

    Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are present in the bone marrow, from where they are thought to migrate via the blood stream to sites of ...

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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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