Study: Cannabis Can Attenuate Damage, Improve Memory Retention Following Stroke

Marijuana_Plants-3A new study published by the journal Life Science, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis – can attenuate damage and improve memory retention following a stroke.

“We have recently demonstrated that treatment with a cannabinoid CB2 agonist was protective in a mouse middle cerebral artery occlusion model of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury”, begin’s the study’s abstarct. “The present study aimed to determine whether these protective effects of CB2 agonism would extend to a mouse photoinjury model of permanent ischemia and determine associated alterations in cognition and infarct size.

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Study: Cannabis May Treat Bacterial Translocation

Bacterial translocation, which is the migration of bacteria from the intestinal lumen to mesenteric lymph nodes (according to Medscape)cannabisisnotpot, is increased in those with cirrhosis, and can lead to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). SBP is a condition which symptoms include fevers, chills and vomiting. According to a new study published by the Journal of Hepatology, cannabinoid receptor agonists – something which cannabis naturally is – may treat bacterial translocation and other “relevant abnormalities”.

For the study, researchers at the National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, and Chang Gung University’s Graduate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (both in Taiwan), gave cannabinoid receptor agonists to “thioacetamide (TAA)- and common bile duct ligation (BDL)-cirrhotic rats with ascites for 2-weeks and various measurement were performed.”

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New Study: Cannabinoids Can Kill Gastric Cancers Cells

A new study published in the journal Chemotherapy has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoidssaved15 – can lead to the death of gastric cancer cells.

For the study, researchers at the Catholic University of Korea’s Department of Internal Medicine studied the effects of a cannabinoid receptor agonist (which cannabis is) on mice injected with gastric cancer cells.

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