Skip to comments.Modified ecstasy 'attacks blood cancers'
Posted on 08/20/2011 8:21:15 AM PDT by decimon
Modified ecstasy could one day have a role to play in fighting some blood cancers, according to scientists.
Ecstasy is known to kill some cancer cells, but scientists have increased its effectiveness 100-fold, they said in Investigational New Drugs journal.
Their early study showed all leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells could be killed in a test tube, but any treatment would be a decade away.
A charity said the findings were a "significant step forward".
In 2006, a research team at the University of Birmingham showed that ecstasy and anti-depressants such as Prozac had the potential to stop cancers growing.
The problem was that it needed doses so high they would have been fatal if given to people.
The researchers, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, have chemically re-engineered ecstasy by taking some atoms away and putting new ones in their place.
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With a little help from your friends ping.
Now, treat it just like marijuana, and legislate morality that says people should die rather than gain therapeutic value from something that began as a recreational drug. Because everyone knows people have cancer just as an excuse to use drugs.
This is the world we live in.
No only will your cancer be cured, you’ll be in love with everyone in the room.
While gnawing on a wookie
Re: your tagline
Hope you're wrong and fear you're right.
If a drug is known as a medication and has a mind-altering effect then we call that a side effect and accept it. But if the drug is known as recreational...
People die from elevated body temperature with ecstasy use. maybe boiling the blood also kills the cancer....
Comedian Pablo Francisco talking about Ecstasy.
(warning: some bad language)
"Their early study showed all leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells could be killed in a test tube"Begs the question . . .if "All" the cancer cells could be killed in a test tube, could the process be directed through blood transfusions or dialysis?
Ah, medicinal drugs that are fun to take will help with remembering.
“Is it time for my next dose of medicine yet?”
“You just had it 20 minutes ago!”
Actually my tagline is from Will & Grace.
I have never seen the darned show.
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