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Crowdfunding For Alternative Treatments Can Lead To Faster Death

Steve Jobs was a smart guy until it came to his cancer. Now, it appears that others are following his lead by crowdfunding for “alternative” treatments , like coffee enemas, for their illness. A study shows that “In just the … Continue reading

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Real Estate Magnate Crowdfunding To Support Psychedelic Research

How does crowdfunding fit into a story about a real estate magnate with cancer and the Peruvian hallocinogen ayahuasca? Rodrigo NiƱo, a NYC real estate developer, after having a psychedelic experience to relieve his fear of death (the drug makes … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lowers Costs of Invitro Fertilization

Effortless IVF’s crowdfunding campaign for 100 “founder” patients who paid CDN$4,000 has apparently paid off. The Calgary company has an approved device that saves patients money by letting embryos multiply inside the mother’s body instead of a petri dish. The … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Drug Startups Still Iffy

The University of British Columbia study suggests that crowdfunding may be a way to provide seed capital to risky pharmaceutical and/or disease diagnostics startups. Reviewing 97 campaigns, it was determined that average donations ranged from $59 to $199 on seven … Continue reading

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