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APS oxytocin/vasopressin conference: 13 highlighted presentations

... of preterm labor." Endocannabinoids the brain's cannabis demonstrate novel modes of action to stress Research teams from Louisiana, Japan and Scotland report on endocannabinoids as a novel neural messenger in various stress-related situations with possible applications in eating, disease treatment and so...

Copernicus Award to be conferred by the DFG for the first time

...ts, but also the beneficial therapeutic effects of cannabis in any form, for example hashish, occur. This research aims to study both the neurochemical and the molecular basis of the effects of cannabinoids in the brain. This is significant for an improved understanding of disruption to the central nervous sy...

The G allele of the mu-opioid receptor gene is linked to craving for alcohol

...ard' genotype participants. Especially the use of cannabis and amphetamines." "The primary finding is important because individuals who are more prone to cue-induced craving may also be more prone to relapse in a high-risk situation," said Hutchison. "In other words, alcoholics with the G allele who are tr...

Experimental Biology 2007: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Health, April 28-May 2

...s symposia on cannabinoids (a chemical compound in cannabis or marijuana), endocannabinoids (a marijuana-like substance) and pain associated with inflammation, stress, psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and other disorders; the future of pharmacogenomics and its clinical applications; nanotec...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...c receptors as a potential target for treatment of cannabis abuse. Homomeric α 7 receptors are coexpressed with the cannabinoid receptor CB1 in hippocampus and the mesolimbic dopamine system. The authors trained rats to discriminate between vehicle and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingr...

Endogenous cannabinoids linked to fetal brain damage imposed by maternal cannabis use

...ill significantly advance our understanding of how cannabis smoking during pregnancy may damage the fetal brai...y also take us closer to understanding if and when cannabis damages the fetal brain. Endogenous cannabinoids use the same mechanism, engaging the CB1 cannabinoi...

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