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Scientists Stimulate In Situ Epicardial Progenitor Cells to Generate Cardiomyocytes

While the gene reactivation approach isn’t very efficient, it provides the basis for identifying triggers capable of increasing EPDCs that can be used to repair heart damage.

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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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