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DMT Transforms Brain Waves To Waking Dream State

Scientists at Imperial College London have gazed inside the brain to show how taking DMT alters human consciousness by considerably changing the brain’s electrical activity. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of the main psychoactive constituents in ayahuasca, the psychedelic brew traditionally made from vines and leaves of the Amazon rainforest. The drink is typically prepared […]

Neurons That Suppress Fear Memories Hide In The Hippocampus

A group of cells in the brain that are responsible when a frightening memory re-emerges unexpectedly has been found by neuroscientists at the University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could lead to new recommendations about when and how often certain therapies are deployed for the treatment of anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

Serotonergic Circuitry Differs In SSRI Resistant Major Depressive Disorder Patients

Differences in growth patterns of neurons of SSRI-resistant patients have been discovered by researchers at Salk Institute. The work has implications for depression as well as other psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia that likely also involve abnormalities of the serotonin system in the brain. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most […]

Beta Interferon Associated With Longer Survival For MS Patients

People with multiple sclerosis who took a beta interferon drug had a 32 per cent lower mortality risk than those that did not take the drug, a new study has found. The effect was particularly evident among MS patients who took beta interferon for more than three years. “This is a significant study. Although these […]