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May 22, 2014

Literature Review: Getting to the Core

This literature review describes a study where researchers used 3D high-content screening to identify compounds that target cells in inner MCTS core regions.

Literature Review: Getting to the Core

Substances that target cancer cells in poorly vascularized tumor regions have the potential to enhance cytostatic-based chemotherapy of solid tumors. [© freshidea - Fotolia.com]

  • Cells within a tumor experience very different microenvironments depending on whether they are on the periphery or at the core of the tumor. This ...

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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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