Why a University of North Carolina professor is on a quest to remove the ‘trip’ from psychedelic drugs
If Bryan Roth… has his way, psychedelics could change forever… “There are plenty of psychedelics out there,” he added. “We don’t need any more psychedelics.” … “They want to transform the treatment of depression, with a pill, basically,” Roth said of DARPA… brought together a “dream team” of scientists to work on the project, including ones from Stanford and Duke universities. “If we succeed, it would be huge (and) huge for UNC,” Roth said. “They could build a building.”
That idea prompted a $27 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a secretive research organization within the U.S. military. From his two-story lab in Chapel Hill, experiments are underway to remove the powerful hallucinogenic effects from psychedelic drugs… everyone from the Department of Defense to venture capitalists are monitoring his work… is expected to last for four years, depending on the success of the experiments.
Original Article (Charlotte Observer):
Why a UNC professor is on a quest to remove the ‘trip’ from psychedelic drugs
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