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Vitamin K2 Possible New Hope For Parkinson’s Patients

Vitamin K2 Possible New Hope For Parkinson’s Patients

Neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken, associated with VIB and KU Leuven, succeeded in undoing the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson’s using vitamin K2. His discovery gives hope to Parkinson’s patients. This research was done in collaboration with colleagues from Northern Illinois University (US) and will be published this evening on the website of the authorative journal Science.

New Research Gives Insight Into Teen Cocaine Addiction

New Research Gives Insight Into Teen Cocaine Addiction

New research from Yale could help explain why cocaine addiction, abuse and dependency is dramatically increased in people who began using the drug during their teenage years, as opposed to later in adulthood.

Magic Mushrooms’ Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Magic Mushrooms’ Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed picture to date of how psychedelic drugs work. The findings of two studies being published in scientific journals this week identify areas of the brain where activity is suppressed by psilocybin and suggest […]