In this interview we speak to Maastricht University's Professor Johannes Ramaekers, who recently collaborated with the UK-based Beckley foundation to examine the effects of microdosing LSD. In this interview, we discuss how LSD affects our mood, how mushrooms could boost creativity and and why a Mexican toad has been an important part of psychedelic research.
Free trade and international migration have given consumers an increased range of specialist foodstuffs, and expectations of product quality have also risen, making the verification of the origins and composition more important than ever before. But how could Brexit impact food authenticity?READ MORE
A new collaboration was announced Monday between the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and scientific not-for-profit The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK at the annual Pharmacology 2019 meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fred Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.
With so many potential routes for food contaminants, both natural and otherwise, having the tools to detect them, determine the source of the problem and prevent them from reaching the consumer is therefore vitally important. In this article, we explore how 2DLC is being implemented to improve food safety and contaminant traceability.READ MORE
Here, we examine one common branch of cell death, apoptosis, and explain why studying aberrations in apoptotic signaling is important for understanding and addressing a range of human pathologies. We also highlight techniques that enable studies of apoptosis.READ MORE
A new study conducted by researchers at Paris’s Sorbonne University, alongside colleagues from the US and Australia has now suggested that magnetic stimulation may be able to help the brain repair itself. What’s more, the team has gone one step further by identifying a molecule that they suggest may mediate this healing effect.READ MORE
At first glance this question might seem like a no-brainer. Surely if you make an infectious disease notifiable then you are better able to contain infection and prevent it spreading, right? Unfortunately, whilst the principle seems simple, the reality is far less so. Here we take a look at the different facets and implications of making an infectious disease notifiable.
Scientists can now use super-resolution microscopy to directly observe living subcellular structures and activities. In this piece, we explore the basics of three popular super-resolution techniques.