Tag: cannabinoid receptor

Cannabinoids May Treat Aggressive Behavior, Finds New Study

A new study published by the journal Psychopharmacology, and conducted by researchers at the Universitat de València in Spain, has found that the body’s cannabinoid receptors play a vital role in the management of social interactions and aggressive behavior, and that administration of a cannabinoid receptor agonist significantly reduces aggression in animal models. The study’s …

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Study: Cannabis May Treat and Prevent Itching

Activation of the body’s cannbinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – may be an effective treatment and prevention strategy for itching, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. According to the study’s researchers; “We have previously …

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Study: Cannabis May Protect Against Colitis

A new study published in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters has found that activation of the cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can protect against colitis, which is an inflammatory reaction in the colon that is often autoimmune or infectious. According to the study; “The CB2 cannabinoid receptor has been implicated …

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Cannabis May Provide Resillience Against Stress-Related Patholigies, According to New Study

Maintaining “robust” encendocannabinoid signaling – which can be done through through the intake of cannabinoids – may provide protection against stress and stress-related disorders, according to a new study published in the journal Seminars in Immunology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. According to the study, “CB1 receptor-endocannabinoid signaling is activated by …

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Cannabis May Treat Alcohol Withdrawal, Says New Study

A new study published by the Journal of Neuroscience has found that heavy alcohol consumption leads to a decrease in the availability of our cannabinoid receptors, making cannabinoid receptor activation a potential treatment for the negative impact of alcohol withdrawal and abstinence. For the study, “20 healthy social drinkers underwent [18F]MK-9470-positron emission tomography (PET) at …

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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 cannabinoids – 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 …

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New Study Links Cannabinoid Receptors With Regulation of Brain Energy Storage and Neuronal Functions

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Metabolism and the National Institute of Health has found intriguing new evidence to suggest that cannabinoids are involved in regulating brain energy storage, as well as various neuronal functions. According to researchers;  “Type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) and leptin (ObR) receptors regulate metabolic and astroglial functions, but the potential links between the …

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New Study: Cannabis May Protect Against, Treat Symptoms of Stroke

A recent study published by the National Institute of Health and the journal Translational Stroke Research has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors can reduce the harmful effects of strokes, and can even prevent them entirely. For the study researchers at the Department of Pathology at Temple University School of Medicine used mouse …

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New Study Finds Cannabinoid Receptor Activation May Treat Obesity

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally – has the potential to help manage weight, including the potential to treat obesity. According to the study, “Apart from its significant weight-loss efficacy in DIO mice, compound 4 [a …

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Dysfunctional Endocannabinoid System May Lead to Eating Disorders

A recent study published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging as well as the National Institute of Health has found evidence to suggest that a dysfunctional endocannabinoid system may lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. These results indicate that cannabis may be an effective treatment for these types of …

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