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Researchers Discover Potential Targets for HIV Vaccines

Certain amino acids in the V3 loop, which allows the virus to enter host cells, were found to be biologically dependent on each other, according to PLoS Computational Biology paper.

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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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