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Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
The facility, focused on finding treatments for mental health disorders, will be the first of its kind in the US.
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics

The facility, focused on finding treatments for mental health disorders, will be the first of its kind in the US.

The facility, focused on finding treatments for mental health disorders, will be the first of its kind in the US.

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Professors Could Lose Jobs for Housing Rare, Psychedelic Plant
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2019 | 2 min read
Miami University’s plant conservatory was growing seedlings of iboga, which contains an illegal, psychoactive substance.
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019 | 1 min read
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
How LSD Affects the Brain
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 29, 2017 | 2 min read
Lysergic acid diethylamide appears to interact with serotonin 2A receptors. 
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016 | 2 min read
In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.
“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.
Psychedelic Neuroimaging
Ruth Williams | Apr 13, 2016 | 3 min read
“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015 | 1 min read
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014 | 2 min read
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Just a Trip
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013 | 2 min read
Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.
Psychedelic Phylogenetics
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2013 | 1 min read
Using molecular markers, researchers reconstruct the “magic” mushroom family tree. 
Opinion: Research, Restricted
David Nutt | Jul 8, 2013 | 4 min read
Are the international drug laws the worst impediment to scientific inquiry since the Catholic Church banned the telescope?
Alternative Medicines
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2012 | 10+ min read
As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular.
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