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Researchers Use Astrocytes to Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Rather than transplanting nave stem cells, the team predifferentiated them into defined populations of these brain cells, according to Journal of 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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