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2006-07-11 12:35:00

NEW YORK - People who took an illegal drug made from mushrooms reported profound mystical experiences that led to behavior changes lasting for weeks "” all part of an experiment that recalls the psychedelic '60s. Many of the 36 volunteers rated their reaction to a single dose of the drug, called psilocybin, as one of the most meaningful or spiritually significant experiences of their lives. Some compared it to the birth of a child or the death of a parent. Such comments "just seemed...

2005-11-03 14:24:12

STANFORD, Calif. - Tryptophan is the source of Thanksgiving legend and grist for a "Seinfeld" episode, but it's not the chemical that you'd expect to find in Lawrence Steinman's lab. A professor of neurology and neurological sciences and chair of the immunology program, Steinman, MD, and his lab generally focus on high-tech genetic therapies for diseases of the brain and nervous system. But his latest paper, to be published in the Nov. 4 issue of Science, breaks new ground on the effects of...

2004-11-30 06:00:10

Thanks to a legal loophole that allows the sale of fresh, unprepared magic mushrooms, an estimated 300 vendors have sprung up across the country. But, on 13 December, in Gloucester, the first Crown Court case opens against retailers of the mushrooms. A vendor will face charges of supplying the Class A psychedelic chemical psilocybin, found in the fungi. If found guilty, he will face seven years in jail and a lucrative cottage industry will be severely curtailed, perhaps even shut down. But...

2004-11-29 09:00:19

Eating up your greens may have a protective effect that your mother never knew about. A Cardiff research team is holding a series of clinical trials to test whether the substances in vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower could help fight cervical cancer. The department of obstetrics and gynaecology, at the University of Wales College Of Medicine, is asking volunteers to take the substance as a food supplement, called Diindolylmethane (DIM). All women in the...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.