My Kundalini Yoga Research Contributions to the Basic Sciences and for Treating Psychiatric Disorders

David Shannahoff-Khalsa is the Director of The Research Group for Mind-Body Dynamics, BioCircuits Institute, University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a Member of the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine; email dsk@ucsd.edu; websites: Sacredtherapies.com & www.theinternetyogi.com.   Introduction to an Era My scientific career started in 1970 at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. At that time I was an undergraduate student at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and I was invited to do an independent research project synthesizing new and potentially important analogues of the nucleosides, nucleotides, and polynucleotides, the building blocks of RNA, DNA, and our genetic code. The purpose of the work on the nucleic acids was to develop analogs that could be used to disrupt the replication of viruses and also to potentially help treat cancers. Those were the golden years when there was a great hope that such analogs could be

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