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Magic mushrooms help those with cancer face death

A science group are proposing that a psychedelic trip is the optimal way to end life. Here a single dose of psilocybin has been shown to increase the feeling of well-being with those with terminal cancer.

Using 'magic mushrooms' to treat anxiety and depression

Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of certain mushroom species, is being investigated for its use in treating anxiety and depression. Scientists have found out that the compound triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

First 'magic mushroom' family tree produced

Although popularized by the counter-culture illicit drug taking phase of the 1960s, no official family tree for the "magic mushroom" has existed until now. Using molecular markers, researchers have reconstructed the “magic” mushroom family tree.

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Police mistake shiitake mushrooms for illegal magic mushrooms

Walterboro - Drug trafficking charges have been dismissed against a South Carolina man after laboratory testing proved the 'magic mushrooms' police seized from the man's home were actually shiitake mushrooms.

Psilocybin, psychedelics: Scientific conference commences

A scientific conference, hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), opened yesterday in San Jose, California. Controversial research studies were expected, and the conference delivered.

Psilocybin, psychedelics back on scientific radar

Since the early 1960s scientific research into Psilocybin and other hallucinogenic drugs has been at a standstill because of widely held taboos. In the twenty-first century that bias is fading and the medical value of psychedelics is again in the news.

Psychedelic drug 'hope for OCD'

This story describes a study on the effects of psilocybin on those who have OCD.

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Space-filling model of the psilocybin molecule  the drug found in magic mushrooms. It is hydrolyzed ...
Space-filling model of the psilocybin molecule, the drug found in magic mushrooms. It is hydrolyzed in the body to the hallucinogenic psilocin. This image shows the neutral form. Black: Carbon; White: Hydrogen; Blue: Nitrogen; Orange: Phosphorus.
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