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Jul 28, 2014

12 Industry-Venture Fund Alliances: 2014 Edition

For companies struggling with R&D costs, VC firms can be saviors.

12 Industry-Venture Fund Alliances: 2014 Edition

When pharma and biotech firms partner with venture capital companies, the industry gets a booster shot. [© Ljupco Smokovski - Fotolia.com]

  • It helps to have a friend. And for several pharma giants scrambling to cut R&D costs, those friends are venture capital firms that co-invest ...

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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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