Cannabis: Preventing Brain Damage Instead Of Causing It?

Seizures are the physical changes in behavior that are observed after a period of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.  Seizures can be caused by a variety of things including brain injury, brain tumor, high fever, certain infections, and illegal drug use.  Behaviors exhibited during a seizure include mood changes, vision changes, loss of muscle…
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Possible Role Of Endocannabinoids In Reducing Post-Surgical Chronic Pain?

The article of discussion this week focused on the ability of endocannabinoids to aid in the protection of the brains’ neurons. Much of the evidence that was presented confirmed this neuroprotective role and even highlighted the endocannabinoid’s ability to promote the repair of damaged neurons and synthesize new neurons. Our class briefly discussed the implications…
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This Is Your Brain On Cannabinoids

Ah, the feeling of bliss: You feel yourself relax as tension oozes out of your body and worries, fears, and problems seem to fade away… Life slows down measurably—from the week’s hurried, stressful pace to a deliciously calming crawl… A feeling of happiness, even euphoria, evades your senses as you experience what can only be…
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Hope For New Alzheimer’s Treatments

Alzheimer’s disease is a memory impairment mostly seen in elderly people.  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America describes the disease as “a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.”  Alzheimer’s has become an increasing threat to the well-being of the growing…
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Dear Dad, It’s Not All Bad; The Truth About Cannabis And Cannabanoids.

Cannabis, or commonly known as marijuana is  a type of cannabinoid.  Many of you know of it’s damaging side effects and have heard of the ongoing debate on whether to legalize marijuana.  Some of the reasons to legalize marijuana is because of medicinal purposes; they have been shown to treat Parkinson’s disease, nausea and vomiting,…
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