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Psilocybin Relieves Some Treatment-Resistant Depression Cases: Trial
The research has caveats, including side effects and a lack of durability in the benefits of a single dose.
Psilocybin Relieves Some Treatment-Resistant Depression Cases: Trial
Psilocybin Relieves Some Treatment-Resistant Depression Cases: Trial

The research has caveats, including side effects and a lack of durability in the benefits of a single dose.

The research has caveats, including side effects and a lack of durability in the benefits of a single dose.

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Mushrooms in the forest next to a tree trunk covered in moss.
Can Mushrooms “Talk” to Each Other?
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Forest floor-dwelling fungi can send one another electrical signals to form word-like clusters, according to a computer scientist, but whether that represents something akin to language isn’t clear.
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Annie Greene | Apr 1, 2020 | 5 min read
Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.
Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018 | 1 min read
The fungi are made to generate electricity with the help of photosynthesizing bacteria looped together on a graphene circuit. 
Image of the Day: Night Lights
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2017 | 1 min read
The bioluminescent mushroom, Neonothopanus gardneri, glows green when luciferase enzymes interact with luciferin molecules, triggering a chemical reaction that releases light.
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016 | 2 min read
Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014 | 2 min read
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Genome Digest
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 14, 2012 | 3 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012 | 1 min read
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Scanning the Psychedelic Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 23, 2012 | 3 min read
Brain scans reveal the surprising secret of magic mushrooms’ hallucinogenic effect.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011 | 3 min read
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.
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