3D Printing Using DNA Could Make Drugs

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New technology that combines the computer-aided design software inSequio with nanoscale fabrication technology could allow for the 3D printing of drugs using DNA.

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Scorpion Protein Helps Illuminate Brain Tumors

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In order to help surgeons come up with a way to distinguish brain tumors from healthy tissue, scientists are trying to use a scorpion protein.

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Diuretic Drug Could Help Treat Autism

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The drug bumetanide, which has been used for decades to treat high blood pressure and other conditions, has now shown some promise in a small clinical trial for autism spectrum disorder. The drug reduced the overall severity of behavioral symptoms after 3 months of daily treatment.

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Radiation Exposure Could Be Countered By Ingesting Ex-Rad Pills

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The US Department of Defense has been developing pills that will protect humans from radiation. The pills are named Ex-Rad and were developed by Onconova Therapeutics in conjunction with the DoD.

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Crystal Meth Could Reduce Susceptibility to the Common Flu

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Researchers suggest that a small dose of methamphetamine, i.e. crystal meth, could reduce the replication of the human influenza virus.

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MDMA Provides Prolonged Relief from Severe Stress

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A new study indicates that the benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) persist years after the first treatment of the drug.

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Dutch Company Will Start Selling Gene Therapy Treatment in 2013

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A Dutch company, uniQure, states that it will start selling the first human gene therapy to be approved in the West by mid-2013. They expect an explosion of similar therapies to be available soon.

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