mushrooms
Image of the Day: Night Lights
Image of the Day: Night Lights
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2017
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
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016
Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 15, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Scanning the Psychedelic Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 23, 2012
Brain scans reveal the surprising secret of magic mushrooms’ hallucinogenic effect.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.