ATAI Life Sciences, a Munich-based biotechnology company that aims to develop drugs to treat anxiety and depression, recently raised $157 million in a Series D funding round. The company develops both psychedelic drugs— like psilocybin mushrooms— and non-psychedelic drugs. ATAI, founded in 2018, has raised $367 million in total. Peter Thiel (pictured right) of Thiel Investors is one of the names behind ATAI.
Who else is a fan of psilocybin? Actress Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured left) who not long ago took some of her Goop staffers on a magic mushroom retreat.
What did ResoluteAI discover about psilocybin "magic" mushrooms?
Psilocybin clinical trials:
- University Hospital in Switzerland is comparing altered states of consciousness induced by LSD and psilocybin.
- Johns Hopkins University is testing the psychological effects of psilocybin in cancer patients.
- Imperial College London is comparing the efficacy of psilocybin with the SSRI escitalopram for major depressive disorder.
- The University of Wisconsin is sponsoring a trial to determine the pharmacokinetics of oral doses of psilocybin in normal healthy adults.
Leading universities in the field of psilocybin are:
- Friedrich Schiller University (Germany)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- National Institute of Health Sciences (Japan)
- Imperial College London (U.K.)
Leading researchers studying this area are:
Psilocybin and psilocybin mushrooms in the news
News on psilocybin and psilocybin mushrooms far outpaced news on fentanyl, heroin, and MDMA in 2020. There was also a spike in publications on psilocybin last year. See the charts below.
What’s been at the forefront of psilocybin news? See below for a list of some articles.
- Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Benefits of Psilocybin Mushrooms
- Will psychedelic mushroom vacations come to the U.S.?
- The Canadian government is allowing 4 terminally ill patients to use psychedelic mushrooms to help ease their anxiety
- Officials urged to relax magic mushroom ban to fight Covid mental health crisis
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