New Posts Coming Soon!

The 2015 Neurochemistry class is about to start blogging! Topics covered this semester will be autism, endocannbinoids, Alzheimer’s Disease, nitric oxide, emotional regulation, obesity and more!  Next week’s topic: concussion! Hope you enjoy – Julie Mach

Just Another Bullet Point To The List Of Why We Need To Eat Better And Exercise!

25 million Americans have type II diabetes 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050 Did you know that two of America’s biggest health problems:  Type II Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease, may be linked?  On Sept. 19, 2011, NBC nightly news ran a news story about insulin being the “common culprit” between the two…
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Endocannabinoids…..what???

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, produces significant psychoactive effects in our brain through its active ingredient, THC.  The actions of THC are a result of its binding and interaction with protein receptors on neurons called cannabinoid receptors.  Why do our brains have these receptors?  What naturally occurring molecules interact with these receptors?  The answer to…
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