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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck

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44. Biomedical Educator and Research Scientist Dr. Walter Prozialeck
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My guest is Dr. Walter Prozialeck. Originally from Johnstown, PA, Dr. Prozialeck is a biomedical educator and researcher at Midwestern University in Chicago, where he served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology from 1997 to 2018. He’s been studying kratom since 2012. We talk about one of the first research reviews published on kratom …

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Journal Club #6: 1972 Animal Study Shows the Promise of Mitragynine

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #6: 1972 Animal Study Shows the Promise of Mitragynine
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Citation: Macko E, Weisbach JA, Douglas B. Some observations on the pharmacology of mitragynine. Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie. 1972 ;198(1):145-161. We discuss this study from 1972 that tested the effects of mitragynine in rats, mice, cats, dogs, and monkeys. Dr. Jon talks about the difference between now and then in pharmacology labs. …

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Study: Pure mitragynine “does not induce physiological dependence” in rats, treated morphine withdrawal more efficiently than buprenorphine

Article Citation with Link to Full Text Harun N, Johari IS, Mansor SM, Shoaib M. Assessing physiological dependence and withdrawal potential of mitragynine using schedule-controlled behaviour in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2020;237(3):855-867. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05418-6 Summary by KratomScience Rats were studied in two separate experiments: Experiment 1: Observing withdrawal in rats given morphine vs. rats given mitragynine Three …

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28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat

Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
28. The Importance of Public Policy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Jonathan Cachat
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat is a neuroscientist and expert in psychopharmacology, who has extensively studied the effects of psychoactive substances on zebrafish. Dr. Cachat was involved in pioneering the first ever cannabis lab technician program at Hocking College in Ohio. He is currently involved in digitizing pre-prohibition research for the Cannabis Museum in Cincinnati. Dr. Cachat …

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger

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23. Social Scientist and Psychologist, Dr. Marc Swogger
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My guest is Dr. Marc Swogger from the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of kratom.  Studies discussed in this interview: Marc T. Swogger, Elaine Hart, …

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16. The Navy’s Issue with Kratom… with Andy Knowles

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16. The Navy's Issue with Kratom... with Andy Knowles
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My guest is Andy Knowles. He is a Chief Gunners Mate who was recently kicked out of the United States Navy after a 15 year career, just for using kratom. Andy lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Stephanie. This is his kratom story… Music: Brendan Behan ” Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week …

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New Study Finds No Cognitive Impairment in Kratom Users

A new study published online December 15 by the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found regular kratom users suffered no significant cognitive impairment. The study, conducted by kratom scientist Darshan Singh and others, focused on 100 participants from the Teluk Kumbar area, a town on the Penang Island of Malaysia. Seventy-five participants had been regular kratom …

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