Researchers push to move psilocybin from Schedule I to Schedule IV if Phase III clinical trials are successful.
Psilocin makes neurons grow faster and produce more connections.
A study in the mouse brain shows serotonin neurons are organized into parallel subsystems.
St Vincent's Hospital of Melbourne, Australia will begin treating patients in April
Seldom mentioned in scientific literature, Aeruginascin is closely structurally related to psilocybin, the most well-known psychoactive compound in "magic" mushrooms.
The FDA will work to expedite the development and review of the drug so it can get to patients as soon as possible.
There are many compounds closely resembling psilocybin from a chemical structure standpoint, but pharmacological information about these psilocybin derivatives is few and far between.
Many anecdotal reports suggest that different species of magic mushrooms result in different effects for the user, but other psilocybin-like compounds present in mushrooms have been largely ignored.
"Blue bruising" is one of the most famous features of psilocybin-containing mushrooms. In this article, we explore the chemistry of blue bruising and propose a mechanism for the chemical reaction that causes this unique effect.
The metabolism of psilocybin (and psilocin) is frequently cited. But, the supporting references are seldom discussed.