Johns Hopkins opens center for psychedelic research

Moving the needle forward on psychedelic research.

  • Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine has had a psychedelic research group since 2000.
  • Funded by a $17 million donation from a number of private donors, the university will be able to open a new center.
  • This comes on the heels of an increasing acceptance of psychedelic research and use.
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Spanish scientists are making 'very promising' human-monkey chimeras in China

The first human-monkey hybrid has allegedly been created in a Chinese lab.

Still from Tim Burton's 2001 film, "Planet of the Apes."
  • Leaked research by Spanish scientists claims that they've created the world's first human-monkey chimera embryo.
  • Lead researcher, Juan Carlos Izpisúa has previously worked on pig-human embryos.
  • Their intended goal of the study is to use the animals to create organs for human transplant.
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Deer antlers are a 'controlled' form of bone cancer growth

Future cancer research may come from studying antler growth.

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  • Antlers in ruminants (deer, moose, elk and reindeer) can grow up to half a meter in one month.
  • Researchers studying their genomes have found how they do it.
  • Genes that both activate and turn off cancer are important to this process.
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Bitcoin mining uses as much energy as mining for gold, study finds

What does it mean for the future of the cryptocurrency movement and its impact on the environment?

  • New study reveals that mining crypto can be use more energy than mine for gold.
  • In order to understand the findings, we must first understand what crypto mining is.
  • The crypto community is looking for a way to solve these issue.
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Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia

In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
November 8, 2018

Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is at high risk for developing the disorder, there is no way to definitively diagnose it until the first psychotic episode occurs.

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