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Blocking the CB1 receptor may be useful in medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, but strong inhibitors can have severe side effects.
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Fearful conclusions about cannabis needs to be put in context, not aggrandized.
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If there’s a gateway, it appears to be early opioid prescriptions, not cannabis.
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This study shows that measuring a compound’s affinity for CB1 should be done at multiple time points, otherwise the rate of internalization will confound the results.
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A new study from scientists at the University of South Carolina described how CB1 inhibition by Rimonabant leads to changes in gene regulation.
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Researchers showed that the biochemical response to a high fat diet depends on whether the offspring was male or female
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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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Nephi Stella and other researchers at the University of Washington recently reviewed 2-AG's role in endocannabinoid signaling.
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Weight loss and the consequent savings on health care for obesity-related complications need to be considered in economic and political analyses of cannabis legalization.
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Danish researchers have found that cannabis users with schizophrenia experienced significantly fewer gut-related issues than non-cannabis users
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