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Single magic mushroom 'can change personality'

A study, at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in Baltimore, found that a single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, was enough to cause positive effects for up to a year. Psilocybin can facilitate experiences that change how people... Users who had a "mystical experience" while taking the drug showed increases in a personality trait dubbed "openness", which is associated with imagination, artistic appreciation, feelings, abstract ideas and general…

George Peabody Library, Maryland Take a visit to this stunning library at John Hopkins University. It's also used for events, such as weddings. Find out more at Peabody Events.

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The George Peabody Library -1878. It was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind, in collaboration with the first provost, Dr. Nathaniel H. Morison. Renowned for its striking architectural interior, the Peabody Stack Room contains five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies, which rise dramatically to the skylight 61 feet above the floor.

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Medical research podcasts - productive, yet conducive to doing yoga/staring at the ceiling/making dinner/changing lightbulbs.

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Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child. Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures.

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Single magic mushroom 'can change personality'

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Blood test to spot five deadly cancers could prevent thousands of deaths

A blood test being developed by US scientists could pick up breast, bowel, lung, womb or stomach cancer at an early stage