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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14572284

A molecule of ecstasy




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It is believed that the drug is attracted to the fat in the membranes of the cancerous cells.

Researchers think it makes the cells "a bit more soapy", which can break down the membrane and kill the cell.

They said cancerous cells were more susceptible than normal, healthy ones.

However, doctors are not going to start prescribing modified ecstasy to cancer patients in the near future.

The research has been demonstrated only in samples in a test tube. Animals studies and clinical trials would be needed before prescribing a drug could be considered.

First, however, chemists in the UK and Australia are going to try to tweak the modified ecstasy even further as they think it can be made even more potent.
Tweaking the structure of ecstasy has made it more effective in attacking some cancers.

F@H progress is always good too see, I'm sure it wouldn't be possible to be even anywhere close to understanding cancer and such without it.
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Was the F@H project involved in this? I don't see any reference to it.
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Mmm, folding ecstacy
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Was the F@H project involved in this? I don't see any reference to it.
I'd assume that researched collected data with help from it...
I'm sure it helped one way or another!

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Hmmm, I remember when ecstacy was legal and sold in many health food stores.

Interesting that there is potential that it may actually be useful.
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any proof where folding actually helped?
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