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Investigators Uncover Gene Variant that Confers Protection against Colorectal Cancer When Using Statins

SNP was found within the HMGCR gene, which is involved in cholesterol formation, as reported in Cancer Prevention Research.

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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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