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2014-03-20 08:27:17

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verde Media Group Inc. (OTC: VMGI) has formed the Verde Media Biotechnology Division ("VMBD"). The VMBD division undertakes the business of developing and producing high value bio-products from renewable biomass. The focus and criterion is to develop proprietary microbial technologies with low risk scale-up methods that employ low cost feedstock. VMBD will initially focus on Omega-3 oil production. The market for eicosapentaenoic acid...

2014-03-18 08:27:44

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verde Media Group Inc. (OTC:VMGI) through its Verde Media Biotechnology Division ("VMBD") announces the addition of cutting edge microbial technology program to produce cannabis-based phytocannabinoids products, including delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The VMBD team will use the tool of metabolic engineering to transfer cannabis genetic pathways in microbes representing an alternative route to produce cannabinoids...

2014-02-27 23:34:46

Cancer prevention awareness and one’s cannabinoid system are the focus of this month’s health update from Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011). February's highlighted message on the Bryan William Brickner Blog involves inflammation, the novel cannabinoid receptor GPR55, and their connection to apoptosis, programmed cancer cell death. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 “Turning cancer cells off (apoptosis) involves the cannabinoid...

2014-02-20 23:28:16

In “What if he’d had the Good Stuff? Adams, Prohibition and Political Cannabinoid Science,” Bryan W. Brickner reviews the 1942 lecture “Marihuana” by chemist Roger Adams of the University of Illinois. Brickner notes two things: first, they had evidence back then that cannabinoids help with drug abuse; second, Adams didn’t get to work with quality material – you know, the good stuff. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 “Roger Adams’ political views aren’t discussed...

2014-02-13 12:28:05

VANCOUVER, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - MediJean, a medical marijuana company who has been given approval by Health Canada to grow medical cannabis for R&D purposes, today provided insight into the research they are working on that will help patients and doctors better understand this medicine. "The R&D we are conducting on medical marijuana is groundbreaking," said Charles Scott, director of research and development at MediJean. "Many believe that 'CBD' levels are the sole...

Brain Mechanism Discovered Linking Food Smell And How Much We Eat
2014-02-11 15:40:39

[ Watch the Video: Does Your Nose Make You Eat More? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Neuroscience, say that the type 1 cannabinoid receptor in the olfactory bulb in the brain could be causing you to eat more at the smell of food. The team set out to discover why smelling food causes an increase in food intake when in a state of hunger or fasting. The team said they found that smelling food is linked to the...

2014-01-31 23:00:31

In the 2011 essay, “The thrifty ways of nature,” Publius, pen name for The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids, noted a biological pattern--cannabinoid modulation is thrifty. Using one’s cannabinoid system to manage pain, anxiety and fear during the Super Bowl is not only wise… it’s nature’s (thrifty) way. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 “Super Bowl Sunday will be a test for players and fans alike,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, part of Publius and The...

2014-01-27 23:24:39

Cervical cancer awareness and one’s cannabinoid system are the focus of this month’s health update from Publius of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011). January's highlighted message is the ability of one’s cannabinoid system, using the endocannabinoid anandamide, to induce apoptosis ~ programmed cancer cell death. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 With the new year upon us, the authors of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids...

French Team Pinpoints Natural Defense Against Cannabis Intoxication
2014-01-03 06:16:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science reveals that the brain produces a molecule that has been found to defend against the harmful effects of cannabis in animals. In the study, experts from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) found that the molecule pregnenolone prevents THC – the primary active ingredient in marijuana – from fully activating the CB1 brain receptor. When...

2013-12-31 23:22:55

In a new post on The Compassion Chronicles, “Cannabinoids, Illinois’ Adams and Discovering Cannabidiol,” author Bryan W. Brickner celebrates the work of chemist Roger Adams of the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), his 1940 discovery of the herbal cannabinoid Cannabidiol, as well as Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Pilot Program beginning January 1. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 “Roger Adams is associated with the University of Illinois and its heritage,” noted Bryan...