Tag: cannabinoid receptors

Cannabis May Improve Outcome of Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Study

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can improve the outcome of spinal cord injury, according to a study published in the most recent issue (Volume 595, May, 2015) of the journal Neuroscience Letters. For the study, researchers “examined whether treatment with.. a selective synthetic cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) agonist, …

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Activating Cannabinoid Receptors May Treat Migraines, According to New Study

A new study published by the Journal of Headache and Pain has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – may treat migraines. The study, titled Activation of CB2 receptors as a potential therapeutic target for migraine: evaluation in an animal model, used male rats to study the …

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Study: Targeting Cannabinoid Receptors May Provide Treatment Option for Alcoholism

A study published this month in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior has found that targeting¬†the body’s cannabinoid receptors may provide a viable treatment option for alcoholism. For the study, a compound (BCP) meant to mimic the effects of cannabis¬†“was used to investigate the role of the CB2¬†receptors in mediating alcohol intake and ethanol-induced conditioned …

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