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Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies

Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study, published June 12 in the journal Cell Reports, found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and flies, making neurons more likely to branch out and connect with one another. The ...

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A New Lab-Built Fungus Eats Sugar and Burps Out Drugs

There might be older fromances out there, but by most accounts the bond between humans and yeast has been the most prolific. (Also, try to name another fungal romance.) People have been messing with yeast for millennia, ever since ancient hominins first turned wild strains of the fungus into the ...

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Body Count Rises as Philippine President Wages War on Drugs

MANILA — Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines just over a month ago, promising to get tough on crime by having the police and the military kill drug suspects, 420 people have been killed in the campaign, according to tallies of police reports by the local news media. ...

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Senators Condemn Big Price Increases for Drugs

Senators from both parties on Wednesday denounced huge overnight price increases for decades-old drugs that have been made by some pharmaceutical companies lately, calling them unconscionable and detrimental to patients. “These companies are to ethical pharmaceutical companies as a loan shark is to a bank,” said Senator Susan Collins, Republican ...

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