University Lecturer Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Award for Work With Cannabinoids

Dr. Eric Downer, an investigator and lecturer at the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience at the University College Cork in Ireland, has become the newest recipient of the prestigious Neuroscience Ireland Early Career neuroscienceInvestigator Award for his pioneering work using cannabinoids to treat multiple sclerosis.

‘It is an important time in the field of cannabinoid-based scientific research, particularly in terms of cannabis-based therapies associated with MS’, says Dr Downer, “My research has indicated that MS patient cells, and not cells isolated from healthy individuals, respond to cannabinoid therapy in terms of boosting protective intracellular signaling events.”

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