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Jul 24, 2014

Early Warning of Any Cancer

Immunosignature analysis, a multiplexed means of profiling circulating antibodies, reveals patterns unique to specific cancers.

Early Warning of Any Cancer

Immunosignaturing could enable early cancer detection and deliver universality—a single platform could be used for any cancer. [Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University]

  • The reductionist approach to cancer detection—scrutinizing a particular set of biomarkers for each cancer—is fraught with obstacles. It may not be possible, in many ...

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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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