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Role of COMT Gene Mutation in Post Heart Surgery Complications Revealed

LL variant was associated with risk of shock and kidney failure, as reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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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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