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Marijuana growing. THC appeared to impact hundreds of different genes in rats and humans, but many of the genes did have something in common -- they were associated with two of the same major cellular pathways. Credit: © watman / Fotolia
Catnip has a well known effect on, its intoxicating highs are caused by nepetalactone, a type of chemical called a terpene. Credit: John Innes Centre
Liverwort (Radula perrottetii). Credit: University of Bern/Stefan Fischer
Psilocybe cubensis, 'magic mushrooms.' Credit: © aquatarkus / Fotolia
By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then testing its behavioral reaction to a popular mood-altering drug called MDMA or 'ecstasy,' scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an evolutionary link between the social behaviors of the sea creature and humans, species separated by 500 million years on the evolutionary tree. Credit: Tom Kleindinst/Marine Biological Laboratory
From left to right: Nicholas DiPatrizio, Meera Nair, and Adler Dillman. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside.
Marijuana arrest rates were already on the decline but plummeted after Colorado and Washington authorized retail sales late in 2012. Credit: David Makin, Washington State University
Researchers used cultured ovarian cancer cells to investigate the anti-cancer properties of hemp extract. Credit: Annie Wang
Ayahuasca is a blend of the Psychotria Viridis bush and the stems of the Banisteriopsis Caapi vine. Credit: Rafael Guimarães dos Santos
This chart from Brenner's study shows the number of plants per watershed and location of critical habitat for steelhead trout and Chinook salmon. Credit: Image courtesy of Ithaca College
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmer (left) and the North Rhine-Westphalia science minister Svenja Schulze (centre) in the lab of the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at University of Bonn. Credit: © Photo: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn
Artistic representation of LSD (in blue) fitting into a serotonin receptor (the white ribbon). Credit: Bryan Roth
Researchers reported that psilocybin decreased clinician- and patient-rated depressed mood, anxiety and death anxiety, and increased quality of life, life meaning and optimism. Credit: © Andrea / Fotolia
Researchers looked at the effects of both THC and cannabidiol (CBD) on rats' willingness to exert cognitive effort. Credit: Image courtesy of University of British Columbia
The areas that contributed to vision were more active under LSD, which was linked to hallucinations. Credit: Image courtesy of Imperial College London
A rare metabolic disease that caused hundreds of seizures daily for 6-year-old Chloe Olivarez is now significantly under control as part of a clinical trial led by Dr. Juan Pascual that uses a medicinal oil for treatment. Credit: Image courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical Center
Brain activity under psilocybin with a decrease (blue) in evolutionary advanced brain regions and an increase (orange) in memory and emotion centres.
Credit: Image courtesy of Imperial College London
Researchers have now shown that psilocybin, the bioactive component in the Mexican magic mushroom, influences the amygdala, thereby weakening the processing of negative stimuli (stock image).
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fMRI scans showed reduced blood flow in the visual cortex (back of the brain) and in the limbic system (middle of the brain) under MDMA.
Credit: Imperial College London
Psilocybin, a hallucinogen produced by 'magic mushrooms', has been linked to long-lasting personality changes, according to new research.
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