Latest Cannabinol Stories

2011-02-23 10:45:00

Many studies have recently come out regarding cannabis and its effect on the body, but one thing has become certain about all of them: marijuana is a hot topic among researchers. A new study published online Wednesday in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology found that the active ingredient in cannabis can improve the appetites and sense of taste in cancer patients. The Canadian researchers' study involved 21 patients with any advanced cancer who had all been eating less as a result of...

2009-12-04 14:14:39

Cannabis can reduce spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Neurology, found that five out six randomized controlled trials reported a reduction in spasticity and an improvement in mobility. Shaheen Lakhan and Marie Rowland from the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, Los Angeles, USA, searched for trials evaluating the cannabis extracts delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). According to Lakhan,...

2009-09-15 10:32:51

In a first step toward engineering a drug-free Cannabis plant for hemp fiber and oil, University of Minnesota researchers have identified genes producing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Studying the genes could also lead to new and better drugs for pain, nausea and other conditions. The finding is published in the September issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany. Lead author is David Marks, a professor of plant biology in the College of Biological...

2009-09-03 12:45:41

Marijuana can be a potential contaminant and be a factor in food-borne illnesses, U.S. health officials warn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Thursday says that in April 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted a collaborative investigation concerning a group of preschool-teachers with neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms after eating brownies purchased from a...

2009-08-13 12:45:31

Scientists investigating the effects of cannabis on bone health have found that its impact varies dramatically with age.The study has found that although cannabis could reduce bone strength in young people, it may protect against osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, in later life.The team at the University of Edinburgh has shown that a molecule found naturally in the body, which can be activated by cannabis "“ called the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1) "“ is key to the...

2009-08-03 13:30:00

Scientists say they have discovered why cannabis causes memory loss, adding that the finding could help future development of drugs using marijuana's benefits without the negative aspects of forgetfulness. Rafael Maldonado and Andres Ozaita at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona used mice to study the impact of cannabis on memory loss. They created two groups of genetically modified mice, which were designed to lack so-called CB-1 receptors in the hippocampus. Prior to the study, scientists...

2009-04-03 10:15:00

Researchers in Spain wrote in a study released Thursday that the main chemical in marijuana appears to aid in the destruction of brain cells, offering hope for future anti-cancer therapies.The research team from Complutense University in Madrid, along with scientists from other Universities, found that the active component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), causes cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy, a breakdown which occurs when the cells essentially self-digests.The...

2008-11-20 09:07:40

A new study makes the case for an illegal drug by showcasing its potential protective effects against Alzheimer's disease. New research suggests a legal drug similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive substance in marijuana, may help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The synthetic drug WIN-55212-2 (WIN) was shown to reduce brain inflammation and encourage the formation of new brain cells in rats. WIN is not used in humans yet because of its tendency to...

2008-09-26 06:00:12

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/14de62/emerging_opportuni) has announced the addition of the "Emerging Opportunities with Cannabinoids" report to their offering. This invaluable briefing provides a critical and far-reaching examination of current cannabinoid products and areas of unmet clinical need where the use of cannabinoids could be clinically beneficial and commercially profitable. The psychotropic effects of Cannabis have been known for...

2008-07-21 13:15:00

Study to investigate link between cannabis compound and slowing of multiple sclerosis The CUPID (Cannabinoid Use in Progressive Inflammatory brain Disease) study at the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth has reached an important milestone with the news that the full cohort of 493 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recruited to the study. CUPID is a clinical trial which will evaluate whether tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant (and the main...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.