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Researchers Unlock Access To Pain Relief Potential Of Cannabis

How the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin has been uncovered, for the first time, by researchers at the University of Guelph. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment that would offer potent relief without the risk of addiction […]

Molecular Mechanism For The Anti-Convulsant Properties Of Cilantro Explained

Neuronal voltage-gated potassium channel subfamily Q (KCNQ) dysfunction can lead to serious epileptic encephalopathies which are resistant to modern pharmaceutical anticonvulsants. A new study explains the molecular action of cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) as a highly potent KCNQ channel activator. This new understanding may lead to improvements in therapeutics and the development of more effective drugs. […]

Alzheimer’s Disease As A Double-Prion Disorder

Two proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease pathology act as prions — misshapen proteins that spread through tissue like an infection by forcing normal proteins to adopt the same misfolded shape — new research from UC San Francisco indicates. Using novel laboratory tests, the researchers were able to detect and measure specific, self-propagating prion forms of […]