Yes, that’s correct. Ethan Perlstein, an evolutionary pharmacologist, is interested in checking out the psychopharmacology powering amphetamines, which consists of crystal meth. (And you should not fear: Perlstein built the meth lab joke right before me.) But fairly than producing a grant proposal, Perlstein and his colleagues are interested in crowdfunding their exploration:
Funding this job is not going to be easy, and Perlstein has now crunched the figures:
But this is going to be an experiment itself, not just a way to fund other experiments. Perlstein aims to statistically analyze the quantities getting donated, what type of publicity interprets into the most donations, and significantly much more alongside the way. And if you lead cash, you get to participate in the science becoming performed, not just watch it happen.
This is a genuinely thrilling challenge, and not just for pharmacology. It’s a bold new experiment in how science will get funded and a way to see if fascinated people today will in fact band jointly to support investigate alternatively than relying on additional regular funding mechanisms. Go sign up for this daring exam!
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