MDMA-assisted therapy for Post-traumatic stress disorder

Results from a phase 3, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial demonstrate that MDMA-assisted therapy is safe and effective in treating severe post-traumatic stress disorder.


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    Nature Medicine launches a special Focus dedicated to understanding the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to begin to explore the lessons that can be drawn from the mistakes in handling the current health crisis in order to prepare for future ones.

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  • Investment in research and programs to discover and apply the principles that underpin sustained behavior change is needed to address the continuing threat from COVID-19 and future pandemics and will require collaboration among behavioral, social, biomedical, public-health and clinical scientists.

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Cancer Milestones

Cancer Milestones

The ancient physician Hippocrates described the projection of blood vessels from a collection of cells as ‘karkinos’, the Greek word for crab.

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