Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoid System

Learn about the ECS' role in modulating critical physiological processes.

Endocannabinoid System

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One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain.
Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
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Scientists at the University of Indiana have recently described the role of cannabinoids in healing wounds on the cornea
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It has been known for some time that CBD acutely increases endogenous cannabinoid levels.
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A new wave of research points toward cannabinoids having an adaptive, immunomodulating effect.
Project CBD speaks with neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman on the endocannabinoid system and the biology of wellness
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Saoirse O'Sullivan's group at University of Nottingham (UK) examined the effects of singing and dancing on endocannabinoid levels
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Two contradictory studies underscores why preclinical research is only a first step in developing medicines
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A study led by scientists in Spain indicates that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the treatment of HER2-positive cancer.
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An “orphan receptor” is the term for a receptor in the body whose natural activator is not known.

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