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Jun 5, 2014

Up from "Monopoly": A Drug Discovery Game Every Player Can Win

Developers are coming up with alternative ways to research and develop therapeutics that don't involve buying Boardwalk.

Up from "Monopoly": A Drug Discovery Game Every Player Can Win

New players are using new models of cooperation in which everyone can win if they work together. [© Gertan - Fotolia.com]

  • Until very recently, it was easy to think of drug discovery and development as a competition, a game something like Monopoly, the Hasbro classic.

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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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