Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoid System

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

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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The study also provides support for using CBD as a first-line treatment for epilepsy, rather than a last resort.
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Adenomyosis is a menstrual complication that causes heavier bleeding and pain during a woman’s period. About one in five women suffer from it.
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Most everyone has bit into a spicy pepper and felt heat permeate their mouth. This feeling comes from activation of TRPV1 receptors.
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Ibuprofen distinguishes itself from other NSAIDs because it is also a FAAH inhibitor, it slows the breakdown of anandamide and related molecules.
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Medical Cannabis may include weight loss and reduced risk of obesity-associated medical conditions

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