There’s a joint crisis of pain and addiction in America, said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. On one hand, 25 million Americans report chronic pain daily. On the other hand, an estimated 2 million Americans are addicted to opioid pain relievers.
There’s something about cyclophosphamide. Administered to patients who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the drug is highly effective in preventing one of the most common, and deadly, post-transplant complications—severe graft vs. host disease (GVHD).
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RNA molecules. Scientists have harnessed the power of RNA interference to study the function of many individual genes by reducing their activity or silencing them. This process allows researchers to identify genes and molecules that are linked to particular diseases.