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2009-09-27 23:10:20

LSD is back in labs after years of disrepute, joining other hallucinogens as legitimate subjects of research, a researcher in Santa Cruz, Calif., said. The first new studies of LSD in human subjects started at Harvard University last year. Scientists are looking into it as a treatment of cluster headaches, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday. A second research project is under way at the University of California San Francisco. Psychedelics are in labs all over the world and there's a...

2009-07-27 14:31:53

Two U.S. researchers seeking to understand human psychosis and schizophrenia are studying rats and fruit flies given psychedelic LSD, the researchers say. The $1.4 million experiment to isolate novel genes involved in schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis is unique, says Assistant Professor Charles Nichols of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who is working with his father, Purdue University medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology Professor David...

2008-08-22 15:00:29

By RAYMOND A. EDEL The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has expanded its cellphone tour service. The Morris Township facility has added a self-guided tour of its coleus plantings. Patrons can dial a number to hear Ray Rogers talk about almost 20 coleus cultivars growing in the Scherer Garden. Rogers is the author of "Coleus: Rainbow Foliage for Containers and Gardens." "I love coleus because of their colors," said Rogers, a North Brunswick resident. "You have practically every color available...

2006-02-24 05:04:30

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has agreed to pay compensation to three servicemen given the mind-altering drug LSD during tests in the 1950s, the government said on Friday. The UK's Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6, commissioned the experiments fearing that the Soviet Union was developing a secret substance to brainwash its enemies and force prisoners to make confessions with a truth drug. The tests were carried out by scientists at Porton Down, the government's chemical...

2006-01-13 13:14:52

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - The 100-year-old Swiss chemist who discovered the psychedelic drug LSD said on Friday the secret to his longevity was the eggs he eats for breakfast and not the mind-bending drug. Albert Hofmann, who celebrated his centenary on Wednesday, rejected the idea that the drug had prolonged his life, despite taking his first trip in the mid-1940s and his last just three years ago. Instead, Hofmann revealed the secret of his longevity was the two raw eggs he...

2006-01-11 14:11:52

By Tom Armitage ZURICH (Reuters) - Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the mind-bending drug LSD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, still sprightly some 60 years after taking his first trip. "This is a wonderful birthday party that I am having," he told guests at a celebration on Wednesday. "One could say it has been a mind-expanding experience, without the LSD." Working in a laboratory in Basel in the late 1930s, he stumbled upon the substance lysergic acid...

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2005-09-01 23:25:00

Hamilton, ON -- It was the drug of choice on university campuses, the drug that spawned psychedelic culture as well as countless jail sentences and fines, but LSD actually has respectable roots"”roots that a McMaster University researcher is uncovering. "Far from being fringe medical research, trials of LSD were once a legitimate branch of psychiatric research," explains Erika Dyck, a doctoral researcher in the Department of History at McMaster. "LSD produced a "model psychosis,"...


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