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Psychedelic Drugs Change Structure of Neurons

News   Jun 13, 2018 | Original story from University of California, Davis

 
Psychedelic Drugs Change Structure of Neurons

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ayahuasca change the structure of nerve cells, causing them to sprout more branches and spines, UC Davis researchers have found. This could help in "rewiring" the brain to treat depression and other disorders. In this false-colored image, the rainbow-colored cell was treated with LSD compared to a control cell in blue. Credit: Calvin and Joanne Ly

 
 
 

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