Ecstasy Used to Fight Cancer
Scientists Modify Ecstasy to Fight Cancer
MDMA (Ecstasy), which does to your serotonin release what that little red button on the throttle does to Mad Max's car, has been deployed by researchers at University of Western Australia to fight cancer.
Ecstasy was already known to be effective against several forms of cancer, but the biggest hurdle was to modify the E so that the dosage would not be fatal to humans.
One variant increased cancer-fighting effectiveness 100-fold. It means that if 100g of un-modified ecstasy was needed to get the desired effect, only 1g of the modified ecstasy would be needed to have the same effect.
Sorry, kids, but human testing is years and years away. However, the modified Ecstasy kicked leukemia's ass in a test tube. Scientists are not definitively saying that ecstasy cures cancer (and certainly not in its street form), but signs look good for MDMA's use in cancer treatment.
Side effects presumably include oral fixation, headaches, mild depression, and questionable taste in electronic music.