No kidding. After the financial crisis investors shied away. Liquidity evaporated, and for those who were liquid better opportunities opened up.
OK, but I don't care. And I'm done with this convo. Investors dropped those projects because they were dissatisfied with trial results. The research leaders may have tried unsuccessfully to get other funding but mediocre results would have made that a problem as well. If either of those projects regrew full heads of hair they would have gotten funding to proceed.