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Trial finds insulin nasal spray may slow age-related cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

The results are certainly fascinating but the researchers are cautious to stress there are still lots of questions to answer before some kind of intranasal insulin spray for brain health is available to the elderly.

Scientists Used Brain Scans To See How Magic Mushrooms Battle Depression. Here's What They Found

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Psilocybin doesn't dampen brain activity-rather, it "Liberates the entrenched depressed brain, making it more integrated and flexible"

Scientists Use AI to Trace the Origins of Psychedelic Experiences in the Brain

Posted in Medicine, Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

For the past several decades, psychedelics have been widely stigmatized as dangerous illegal drugs. But a recent surge of academic research into their use to treat psychiatric conditions is spurring a shift in public opinion.

Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that we started collecting biopsies in the clinic” explains Jones. And it’s this change in practice that’s led us to where we are today."

Molecular treatment works against metastatic cancer that spread to the brain

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

Mount Sinai researchers conducting clinical trials of a drug targeting a cancer gene found that it increased metastatic cancer patients' survival and was able to work within the brain.