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Chinese gangs found to be behind legal high proliferation

A BBC investigation into the drug market has revealed that chemical labs in China frequently send legal highs into Scotland via courier services. The investigation, implemented by BBC Scotland’s undercover team, involved communicating with a chemical company in China to request the purchase of Ethylphenidate. One of the Chinese labs claimed that these substances would […]

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Edinburgh researchers target cancer-encouraging protein

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found substantial potential in a drug which better equips the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The drug, examined via a study in the journal Cell, is specifically designed to act as an inhibitor to a protein which is over-produced by tumours. The protein, called focal adhesion kinase […]

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3D model furthers understanding of cancerous tumours

The University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, and John Hopkins University have successfully developed a 3D computer model to further understanding of cancerous tumours. The model tracks the mutation process of DNA which leads to cancerous cells breaking away and travelling around the body. The 3D perspective allows scientists to observe and note the role of genetic […]