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Therapy on ecstasy could treat severe PTSD

MDMA-assisted therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of people with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a phase 3 clinical trial published in Nature Medicine. This study was granted an FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation and provides a new treatment option for people who suffer from PTSD. Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors are the FDA-approved […]

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The side stream of malting could be better used in human nutrition

Malting, the processing of cereal grains into malt, generates rootlets as a side-stream product, which is currently mostly utilized as animal feed. However, this leftover material has not only a high protein content, but also high amounts of phytochemicals, which makes it a highly potential source of development for the food industry, according to a […]

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Could proton beam therapy improve throat cancer treatment?

From chemotherapy drugs that affect the whole body to very precise surgery to remove a tumor, different cancers require different treatments. One treatment that has been used for over a century is radiotherapy, which involves the use of high energy photons—such as X-rays or gamma rays. Rather than subjecting the entire body to treatment, this […]

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Could our immune system be why COVID-19 is so deadly?

Respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (causing COVID-19) can often catalyze an overactive immune response that leads to a life-threatening cycle, known as a cytokine storm. Analyzing cytokine responses from patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 and similar common respiratory viruses has unearthed glaringly important differences in how SARS-CoV-2 affects cytokines compared to other common respiratory viruses. The […]