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May 4, 2023

Case report: Magic mushrooms may induce lasting improvements in color-blind vision

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, law, neuroscience, policy

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Center for Behavioral Health, Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have authored a case report on the positive effects of psilocybin on color blindness.

Published in the journal Drug Science, Policy and Law, the researchers highlight some implications surrounding a single reported vision improvement self-study by a colleague and cite other previous reports, illustrating a need to understand better how these psychedelics could be used in therapeutic settings.

Past reports have indicated that people with deficiency (CVD), usually referred to as , experience better color vision after using lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or psilocybin (magic mushrooms). There is a lack of scientific evidence for these claims, as researching the effects of these drugs has been highly restricted.

Apr 22, 2023

Athletes turn to magic mushrooms to treat traumatic brain injuries

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

In a resort in Jamaica, athletes are finding solutions that Western medicine has missed.

A new report published Friday on ESPN

The mushrooms and therapy sessions are provided in Jamaica in the Good Hope Estate, a sugar plantation turned exclusive resort that claims to help those that prescription medication cannot.

Feb 18, 2023

What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

Posted by in category: futurism

I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time.

Nov 9, 2022

Jim Harris Was Paralyzed. Then He Ate Magic Mushrooms

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

O.o!!!


After becoming paralyzed from the chest down, the mountain athlete found an unlikely ally in recovery: psychedelics.

Nov 9, 2022

Colorado becomes second state to legalize “magic mushrooms”

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

“Colorado voters saw the benefit of regulated access to natural medicines, including psilocybin, so people with PTSD, terminal illness, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues can heal,” co-proponents, Kevin Matthews and Veronica Lightening Horse Perez said in emailed statement Wednesday evening.”


Ten years after legalizing the use and sale of marijuana, Colorado became only the second state in the U.S. to legalize the use of psilocybin mushrooms.

The ballot measure, Proposition 122, squeaked across the finish line as ballots were tallied the day after Election Day, receiving 51% of the vote.

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Nov 2, 2022

Severe depression eased by single dose of synthetic ‘magic mushroom’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

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A single dose of a synthetic version of the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, improved depression in people with a treatment-resistant form of the disease, a new study found.

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May 28, 2022

Magic mushrooms evolved to scramble insect brains, send them on wild, scary trips

Posted by in category: neuroscience

How psilocybin evolved has more to do with sending insects on terrifying trips than it does making Phish sound good.

Apr 12, 2022

Magic mushroom compound increases brain connectivity in people with depression

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The new results, taken from two combined studies, reveal that people who responded to psilocybin-assisted therapy showed increased brain connectivity not just during their treatment, but up to three weeks afterwards. This “opening up” effect was associated with self-reported improvements in their depression.


Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms, helps to “open up” depressed people’s brains, even weeks after use, a study has found.

These are the findings of a new analysis of brain scans from close to 60 people receiving treatment for depression, led by Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research. The team behind the study believes it may have untangled how psilocybin exerts its therapeutic effects on the brain.

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Nov 23, 2021

Magic mushroom study hints psilocybin repairs alcohol-induced brain damage

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𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐈𝐂 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐘 𝐒𝐔𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐒 𝐏𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐎𝐂𝐘𝐁𝐈𝐍 𝐌𝐀𝐘 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐋𝐂𝐎𝐇𝐎𝐋-𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐄

𝘼𝙁𝙏𝙀𝙍 𝙃𝘼𝙇𝙁 𝘼 𝘾𝙀𝙉𝙏𝙐𝙍𝙔 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙣 𝙥𝙨𝙮𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙨’ 𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖… See more.


The psychedelic drug psilocybin can restore alcohol-induced damage to the brain’s glutamate receptors — that’s the finding of a new study published in ‘Science Advances.’

Mar 1, 2020

Magic Mushrooms One Step Closer to Treating Depression After Successful Clinical Trials

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

(TT) — Psilocybin, the active ingredient in the most commonly used psychedelic mushrooms, is coming closer to becoming a mainstream treatment for depression.

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