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Science Agencies Stand to Benefit from Congress Riding Minibus as Vehicle for Faster Budget Approval

The House is set to finalize funding for FDA, NSF, NIST, and OSTP by the end of this week.

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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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