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Highs and lows: The two sides of drugs

Body 21 Medicine

17
May

doors open 7pm, start 7:30pm, end 9:50pm

The Kings Head Whitehall Road,
Whitehall, Bristol BS5 7BH


Are illegal drugs always bad, or are there good sides to it? Join to hear both Davids talk about what can be learned from the effects of dangerous drugs. Come early to have some fantastic food at the Kings Head! Parking is right in front of the pub. Please note that this event is accessible for those with impaired mobility

 

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Body 13 Pills

The enigma of 'Special K'

David Lodge (Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology and a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS))

Ketamine is one of those drugs that starts life as a potential human and veterinary anaesthetic, morphs inter alia through battlefield analgesic, party-goers hallucinogen and now as a rapidly acting anti-depressant. On the way it has enabled us to understand the role of glutamate receptors in neuropathic pain, in schizophrenia and mood disorders. I’ll try to convey some of the excitement associated with this enigmatic drug and what the future might hold.

Mind 16 Brain Waves

Can ‘illegal’ drugs make the mind more beautiful?

Professor David Nutt (Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology)

My talk will explain our developing understanding of the brain mechanisms underpinning “illegal” drugs such as MDMA and psychedelics from brain imaging research. I will explain how in addition to helping us understand the nature of consciousness these have led to new approaches to the treatment of major brain disorders such as PTSD and depression. Finally I will explain how this research is severely hampered by the current irrational and ineffective drug laws.

17
May

doors open 7pm, start 7:30pm, end 9:50pm

The Kings Head Whitehall Road,
Whitehall, Bristol BS5 7BH


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