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Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

Scientists discover two enzymes linked to pancreatic cancer – paving way to more precise treatment 

Hope for pancreatic cancer sufferers like Alex Trebek: Scientists discover how to predict who has better odds of surviving the hard-to-treat disease – paving the way to new treatments Enzyme PKC suppresses tumor growth while another enzyme, PHLPP1, regulates its activity  When the tumor suppressant switch is turned ‘on’, the other enzyme makes sure it’s… Read More »