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MIT study suggests caution on new anti-obesity drug in kids
Date:5/7/2008

In mice, the MIT researchers found, even one day of deprivation from one eye starts the shift to dominance of the uncovered eye. But injecting the mice with a cannabinoid receptor blocker halted the shift in certain brain regions, indicating that cannabinoids play a key role in early synaptic development.

Blocking cannabinoids receptors could thwart this developmental process, the researchers said.


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