Scientists are finally set to mass-produce the active compound found in magic mushrooms
“Our findings set the stage for heterologous production of [psilocybin] in a controlled place for pharmaceutical purposes, using engineered microbial hosts, should the re-discovered pharmaceutical value lead to increased demands,” the researchers write in their report.
After four decades of virtually ignoring the science of psychedelics, researchers tentatively returned to investigating how substances such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin behaved in the brain. Since then researchers have found evidence that psychedelics can reduce the clinical symptoms of mood and affective disorders, addiction, and even help painful conditions such as cluster headaches. More recently, it’s been found that small doses of psilocybin can be used in conjunction with therapy to help ‘reset’ brains as they’re going through counselling.
Original Article (Science Alert):
Scientists Are Finally Set to Mass-Produce The Active Compound Found in Magic Mushrooms
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