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  • A Reactive Metabolite Makes a New PTM
    January 23, 2014

    In this literature review, researchers discuss a PTM they believe was formed through an enzyme-independent direct chemical reaction.
  • Driven to Cancer by Obesity
    October 29, 2013

    Researchers reveal how an obesity-induced gut microbial metabolite can promote liver cancer.
  • Parsing the Phenome
    July 17, 2013

    Using metabolic phenotyping approaches, researchers are deconstructing gene-environment interactions and their contributions to disease risk at the personal and population scales.
  • Targeting Deranged Metabolism to Treat Cancer
    May 31, 2013

    Scientists are investigating how genes controlling metabolism are connected with cancers.

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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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