Navigation Links
The Dope on Alzheimer's – Does Marijuana Halt the Progress of Alzheimer's

Marijuana may assist in cutting down the risk of Alzheimer's disease by reducing inflammation in the brain, U.S. researchers said in a recent communiqué. The finding// holds a clue as to the why people who regularly smoked marijuana in the 1960s and 1970s are at a lesser chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, as compared to others of their age.

Investigation on rodents showed that an ingredient in marijuana had the qualities of ceasing loss of brain cells, which is a characteristic feature in brain inflammation. Further, the compound assisted in improving the animals' memories.

The team of researchers analyzed the drug called WIN-55212-2, known to influence receptors, when brains of rats were subjected to a compound that imitates the swelling found in patients suffering Alzheimer’s. These rats were given a treatment of WIN daily for a period of three weeks. The rats were subject to the rodent memory and learning test, by making them swim in a water maze.

The study found that the older rats did not do a good job of making their way in the maze, akin to the brain process of an elderly human groping about in an unfamiliar terrain. But the rats which were administered WIN certainly fared better on the test.

The researchers confirm that this is not a blanket approval to suggest people smoke marijuana. While the appropriate timing to fight brain inflammation is still unclear, researchers need to study these compounds in greater detail. Nonetheless, this study is indeed good news.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers
2. Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimers
3. Smokers are prone to Alzheimers
4. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
5. Alzheimers followed by head injury
6. Vitamin E useful for Alzheimers
7. Staying mentally energitic prevents Alzheimers
8. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
9. Drug Offers Hope for Alzheimers disease
10. Alzheimers with psychosis runs in families
11. Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Inevitably when people think Thanksgiving, they ... to buy during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair sales ... the Internet high and low to find the best massage chair deals, they can ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... real-time eReferral system for diagnostic imaging in the Waterloo region. Using the Ocean ... Nuclear Medicine tests directly from their electronic medical record (EMR) without the need ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Somu ... As a franchise owner, Somu now offers travelers, value and care based Travel ... private cruise sales, as well as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent Applied Drug Delivery ... to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. The first of ... and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners, and investors, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical ... professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . ... of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ... demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, ... organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Japanese ... Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report ... --> This new 247-page report ... drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> ) has announced ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the French ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: