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Endocannabinoids ?the brain's cannabis ?demonstrate novel modes of action to stress
...endent research results pointing to involvement of endocannabinoids
as a novel neural messenger in various stress-rela...such as feeding. Di says that the "actions of the endocannabinoids
on the synaptic circuits that control the activity of the hypothalamic neurons serve to rapidly inhi...
Brain's own cannabis compound protects against inflammation
... colleagues have pinpointed how one of the brain's endocannabinoids
protects neurons from inflammation after such damage. They say their studies could lead to new drugs to treat the inflammation and brain degeneration from MS or other such disorders. In an article in the January 5, 2006, issue of Neuron, the researc...
New weapon in battle against osteoporosis
...this way it appears that signal molecules like the endocannabinoids
being formed by the body are able to regulate bone growth. This thesis has been supported by experiments on mice whose ovaries were removed. The resulting oestrogen deficiency would normally lead to a depletion of bone material and finally to "mouse...
Enhancing activity of marijuana-like chemicals in brain helps treat
...experimental compound that can boost the level of endocannabinoids
in the brain. When they used the combination in mi...of endocannabinoids." Based on prior knowledge of endocannabinoids
and dopamine, they speculated that the two chemicals were working in concert to keep the inhibitor...