May 2019

New Study Finds Psychedelics May Help Alcoholics Stop Drinking

A John Hopkins University study that found that 80 percent of its participants were able to overcome their alcoholism after consuming psychedelic drugs,

Recently, a team of researchers from John Hopkins University conducted a study that found that 80 percent of its participants were able to overcome their alcoholism after consuming psychedelic drugs, “suggesting that these mind-altering substances could have a key role to play in the treatment of addictions,” IFLScience.com reported.

 

A Year in Space: The NASA Twins Study

Starting in March 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, participating in a study designed to examine the challenges of space travel

Starting in March 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, participating in a study designed to examine the challenges of space travel. This study is approximately twice as long as previous studies. While a team of scientists tracked his body’s responses to long-term space flight, they simultaneously tracked his identical twin brother, Mark, back on Earth.

Electrical Spine Implants Get Parkinson’s Patients Up and Walking

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, issues with movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a slowly progressing neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, issues with movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems. As the disease becomes more severe, the sufferer’s ability to walk becomes more and more impaired, oftentimes causing them to become homebound.

 

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