17 Feb COULD A PSYCHEDELIC DRUG PREVENT ASTHMA? | SCIENCE WORLD REPORT
Most contemporary research on psychedelic drugs focuses on the treatment of psychological disorders such as depression and PTSD. Now, researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine are investigating the use of the psychedelic (R)-DOI to treat asthma, a disease that affects 25 million Americans.
According to Charles Nichols, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, “Not only is this a significant breakthrough in the field of study of serotonin and psychiatric drugs, but it is a breakthrough in the field of asthma as well. We have identified an entirely new anti-inflammatory mechanism for the treatment of asthma in the clinic that could someday be administered in an inhaler or a daily pill.”