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Apr 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 7)

The Renaissance of Phenotypic Research

Serendipitous Pharmaceutical Discovery Is Making a Comeback through HCS

  • In the early days of pharmaceutical research, discoveries were often made by chance. Take for example the discovery of penicillin by Fleming in the ...

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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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