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Newly Constructed Cancer Drug – Carboranes

Carboranes have three main structural components: boron, carbon, and hydrogen. This compound doesn’t directly target cancer cells. Instead, they help work synergistically with other cancer drugs by making them bind more tightly to their respective targets,...

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ADHD Medication – Stunts Growth In Males?

Almost 10% of Americans ages 3-17 are diagnosed with the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder today. Males are twice as likely to have ADHD than females. The number of people diagnosed with ADHD has been rapidly...

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Cocaine May Speed Up Aging

Recent research by scientists at Cambridge University suggests that cocaine may speed up the aging process of the brain. Abusers’ neurons age more quickly due to the loss of grey matter in the brain,...

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The World of LSD

Many recreational drugs are sold in the illegal market. LSD and cocaine are two of many hallucinogens. These drugs belong to a group of pharmacological agents that causes subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion,...

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Grapefruit & Medication – A Deadly Combination?

  The number of prescription drugs that can interact with grapefruit is increasing. Grapefruit contains furanocoumrarins which are capable of blocking CYP3A4, enzymes in the liver that normally break down medications, left in the...

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Anti-inflammatory Drugs – Aspirin cures cancer?

Recent research and accumulating evidence has shown that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have a shot in the battle against cancer. Recent experiments show that NSAIDs stimulate cell apoptosis and inhibit angiogenesis. In fact, further...

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Laughing Gas – An Extensive Overview

Laughing gas, scientifically known as nitrous oxide (N2O), has been used as a sedation technique in many medical procedures. This colorless and odorless gas was discovered in 1772. One of the pioneers of N2O...