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Possible New Mechanism For Aspirin’s Role in Cancer Prevention

Aspirin has been shown to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers. However, the risk of side effects, including in some cases severe gastrointestinal bleeding, makes it necessary to better understand the mechanisms by which aspirin acts at low doses before recommending it more generally as a preventative

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Ecstasy: The Next Anti-Anxiety Treatment?

Clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on patients suffering from anxiety caused by life-threatening illnesses are set to begin just months after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved testing of the drug.

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Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in collaboration with colleagues the University of California, San Diego, identified a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis that focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints.

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