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Nov 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 20)

Curing Academic/Industry Ills

A National Biotech Policy Might Be the Best Solution

  • Disease mechanisms are being reported by academic laboratories at the molecular and cellular level at a mind-boggling rate. Society regards these findings as solutions ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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