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Role Identified for Cancer-Related Genetic Elements in Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers say Lin28 gene and let-7 miRNA represent opposing targets that impact on insulin-PI3KmTOR signaling.

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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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