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Jan 18, 2013

Featured Video: The Making of a Drug

Featured Video: The Making of a Drug

Using 3D animations and high-definition images, this film shows how scientists go from discovery to development to final drug product.

  • GEN brings you the best, most informative and/or entertaining biotech-related videos on the web!

    This video, by production company Norvell Jefferson, explains the various stages a pharma company takes to develop new medicines, along with an approximate timeline and total cost. With 3D animations and high-definition images, the film unravels the secrets of how our body works. It shows what processes occur in conditions of sickness and how scientists use their knowledge to discover new, innovative drugs to help patients worldwide. It will be 6 minutes of your time well spent!

    To watch the video, click here.



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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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