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Latest Daniele Piomelli Stories

2012-03-06 23:06:47

Stop exercising, eat as much as you want ... and still lose weight?

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2011-07-06 05:35:00

A new study may shed light on why some people have such a hard time eating only a few potato chips or a single fry.

2011-07-05 12:21:46

Recent studies have revealed potato chips and french fries to be the worst contributors to weight gain – and with good reason.

2010-09-20 22:35:07

American and Italian researchers have found that a novel drug allows anandamide – a marijuana-like chemical in the body – to effectively control pain at the site of an injury.

2010-09-10 11:53:00

UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer's patients may be due to the liver's inability to produce the complex fat, also contained in fish-oil supplements.

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2008-10-08 09:09:32

Fatty foods may not be the healthiest diet choice, but those rich in unsaturated fats – such as avocados, nuts and olive oil – have been found to play a pivotal role in sending this important message to your brain: stop eating, you're full.

2005-06-22 12:00:00

A new study shows, for the first time, that the release of the body's own marijuana-like compounds is crucial to stress-induced analgesia – the body's way of initially shielding pain after a serious injury.

2005-06-21 22:45:00

UCI study shows the potential for new class of pain-killing drugs.

2004-11-26 15:00:10

SAN DIEGO - A decade ago, when Daniele Piomelli went to scientific conferences, he was often the only researcher studying cannabinoids, the class of chemicals that give marijuana users a high. His work often drew snickers and jokes - but no more.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.