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NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

- Interview with Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University and Editor in Chief of a new peer-reviewed journal, Inborn Errors of Immunity

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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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