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Venture Capital Continues Its Migration in Q1 2012 as Investors Seek Safer Bets

In terms of IPOs, seven companies went public raising $480 million compared with $521 million raised by eight IPOs in the year-ago quarter.

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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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