Ecstasy (MDMA) is a semi-synthetic drug derived from amphetamine. It simultaneously has several pronounced effects on the human central nervous system: stimulating and hallucinogenic.
It is these properties of ecstasy that make it one of the most popular drugs among young people, but recently it turned out that MDMA is actually capable of destroying cancer cells in the body - this is the conclusion of scientists at the University of Birmingham.
This experiment began back in 2006, and during this time it was found out that the “club drug” has the right to claim the title of a new drug for blood cancer, but only a very high, lethal dosage for humans worked on patients.
All these years, together with colleagues from the University of Western Australia, scientists have been trying to create an ecstasy-based drug that would be effective and safe for humans and maximally effective in the fight against cancer cells.
As a result, a new formula was obtained, which turned out to be a hundred times more toxic to cancer compared to the previous one, which makes it possible to reduce the dosage of the drug. Ecstasy of the new formula attaches to the fatty shell of cancer cells, dissolves it and destroys it, but at the same time it practically does not affect healthy cells.
However, doctors won't be prescribing ecstasy pills to cancer patients anytime soon - scientists have years of animal research and clinical trials ahead of new MDMA-based drugs to fight cancer.
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