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Research Reveals Workings of the Defective Protein that Causes Cystic Fibrosis

Intracellular pH regulates CFTR activity, which in turn controls the transport of salt and bicarbonate, according to findings in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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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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