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Don’t freak out: LSD may aid cancer victims

February 16, 2015 Beckley in the Media

15 February 2015 Tony Allen-Mills of the Sunday Times explores the research carried out by the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme into the effects of LSD on the human brain. “We’ve got a long way to go to overcome the taboo,” said Amanda Feilding, the Countess of Wemyss and March. She is a leading British drug […]

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The Trip Treatment

February 9, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. The New Yorker – Annals of Medicine February 9, 2015 Issue Amanda Feilding co-directs, together with Prof. David Nutt, the Beckley Foundation/Imperial College Psychedelic Research Programme. Through this collaboration, we co-designed the first-ever brain-imaging study featured in the upcoming edition of The New […]

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On Bicycles, the Beckley Foundation and the Psychedelic Renaissance

February 4, 2015 Beckley Press

It has been almost 72 years since the day Albert Hofmann, founding member of the Beckley Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, rode his proverbial bicycle from the Sandoz laboratory where he used to work to his home in Basel

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We are recruiting

January 26, 2015 Uncategorized

These are exciting times both for the investigation of the science of drugs and for the development of better and fairer drug policies. The Beckley Foundation, a pioneering organisation in these fields, is currently seeking to appoint three new team members to expand its scope and reach. Operational Manager This senior role involves day-to-day management […]

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Get drunk without a hangover on synthetic booze

January 23, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Together with Prof David Nutt we’re developing new tools to fight alcohol harms. Professor David Nutt has developed two new drugs that could do away with liver damage and alcohol-induced shame By Rebecca Burn-Callander, and Zoe Cormier The Telegraph 22 Jan 2015 “Alcohol uniquely masquerades as a number of neurotransmitters. Booze is the ultimate molecular […]

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NY Times Focus on Study which used Beckley Data – ‘Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?’

December 4, 2014 Uncategorized

A study carried out using data from the Beckley Foundation / Imperial College Psychopharmacological Research Programme has been the focus of a New York Times article asking “Can Mushrooms Treat Depression?” The Beckley Foundation has been granted a The author makes a wonderful case for the re-scheduling of mushrooms in the USA: “Psilocybin could have […]

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President Pérez Molina of Guatemala will Consider Legalising Cannabis in 2015

November 18, 2014 Uncategorized

In a recent interview, Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina said that his government would follow the example of Uruguay by taking a decision on legalizing marijuana in early 2015. This is one of the recommendations that the Beckley Foundation made in the Advisory Report that Amanda was invited to create for Pérez Molina and his […]

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What do we know about psychedelics? We’re asking Latin America.

November 13, 2014 Opinion

There is more information out there on psychedelics than most people seem to know about; but much less than there could or should be. The Beckley Foundation has won the opportunity to enquire about what Latin Americans know about psychedelic drugs with a series of questions to be included in an upcoming transnational survey.   […]

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Amanda Feilding on BBC Radio Oxford

November 12, 2014 Beckley in the Media

On Monday 10th November 2014 the director of the Beckley Foundation was invited onto Phil Gayle’s popular breakfast programme to discuss medical cannabis, the work of the foundation and the current UK drug policy. In order to introduce the subject Nicola Lawrence of BBC Oxford interviews a man from Didcot who uses cannabis as pain […]

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New paper from Beckley / Imperial Study: Homological scaffolds of brain functional networks

November 7, 2014 Uncategorized

      In the incredible image above, which was taken from a paper entitled Homological scaffolds of brain functional networks, we can see how the brain differs in its capacity for making connections between different neural regions in normal waking consciousness (on the left) as compared to the brains of those who have been administered […]

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