Depression can be an almost intolerable burden to live with. While antidepressants help many to soothe their symptoms, many others find no relief in these substances. A decades-old drug, ketamine, is now offering hope to many of these people. Ketamine was first discovered in 1962.
"We're particularly interested in training students to enter the growth pharmaceutical industry surrounding the use of these substances, providing them with the tools to understand the data and also to work in an ethical manner and adhere to all the regulatory pieces surrounding the use of these compounds," he said.
A couple of companies in the Magic Mushroom sector that are worth talking about are Compass Pathways (CMPS) and Minerco, Inc. (MINE). CMPS is ahead in the race is already working on a formulation of psilocybin to help with treatment-resistant depression.