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    In a serendipitous discovery, neuroscientists at Stanford University recently stumbled on previously unknown cognitive functions of the cerebellum. In a series of complex mice experiments using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology…
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  9. MDMA May Be A Viable Treatment For Tinnitus

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  12. Heroin, opioid users could be forced into treatment under new bill.

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