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Stapled Peptides Making Progress

Gregory L. Verdine, Ph.D., Harvard College Professor and Erving Professor of Chemistry, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, and Founder and Co-Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Aileron Therapeutics

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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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