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Study: Alligators on ketamine and headphones to mimic dinosaurs

Bethesda - A science studies go the headline comes across as one of the most bizarre: alligators given ketamine and fitted with headphones. The reason for this unusual practice was to assess how dinosaurs might have perceived the direction of sounds.

Ketamine provides hope for treatment of clinical depression

York - New research into the drug ketamine shows it can be used to treat some cases of depression where existing medications have not been successful. This has led some to call for the drug to be rolled out.

New compound may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Researchers tested compounds that reversed depressive symptoms in less than 24 hours, which may lead to faster-acting antidepressant treatment.

Miraculous help with depression from hallucinogenic drug

Potentially the "most exciting new treatment for depression in years" is how the New York times is reporting the results of a new, medical study to assess the effects of the popular, hallucinogen drug, ketamine, on mood disorders.

New antidepressant lanicemine

Medical research suggests that the drug lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug ketamine.

New cups, straws change colour when date rape drugs detected

DrinkSavvy, a new line of plastic cups and straws, is attempting to fight back against one of the most common ways date rape occurs; the use of drugs like rohypnol, commonly referred to as roofies.

Outrage over video of Thai beauty queen giving Ketamine to boy

A Thai beauty queen has been disqualified as a finalist in this year's local Miss Maxim competition after a video showing her giving a young boy what is believed to be the drug Ketamine surfaced.

New generation of antidepressants may work faster

Scientists have been looking at a new wave of antidepressant medicines that, by focusing on the appropriate target in the brain, may work faster than medications currently available.

Ketamine could be used to treat depression quickly

Ketamine, the same drug known on the street as special K, could work like “magic” in treating depression, according to researchers.

Ketamine Is The Hip Drug of Choice Among the Young British Elite

The young elite in Britain are chancing their life's with a horse tranquilizer. Ketamine is the new vague drug on the party scene in London. While the drug has been around since the 1960's it has recently gained popularity.

Ketamine: There is Help for 'untreatable depression' patients

Unlike antidepressants, ketamine affects the body's glutamatergic system, which regulates learning and memory. It's theorized that this system also affects mood, which may explain why ketamine appears to relieve depression symptoms. The NIH has performed

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