Researchers propose an in-depth investigate of the drug rapture

Researchers propose an in-depth study of the drug ecstasy

Researchers Robert Malenka and Boris Heifets at Stanford University have voiced the need for an in-depth explore of the drug rapture, scientifically known as MDMA. According to the pair, the workings of the MDMA drug in humans have not been studied well. The drug is classified as Schedule -1, which indicates that it has a high manhandle potential and has no accepted medical use. So far, the regulated status of the drug has prevented researchers from studying it despite them having adequate instruments to do so. Understanding the molecular pathways MDMA affects could hold the key to explain significant workings of the central jumpy system. Moreover, those who have used the drug have reported that it produces feelings of empathy and positive social feelings, leading MDMA to be described as an “empathogen.” The researchers suggest that this effect of the drug could be useful in treating autism and PTSD. They have begun conducting preliminary studies on the effect of the drug in mice and plan to treatment National Institute on Drug Manhandle with a proposal to conduct a large project aimed at uncovering the effects of the drug in humans and exploring its potential in treating mental disorders.

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