An essential connection between the gut and mind is now recognized by Western medicine. Diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinson’s are closely related to digestive disorders and metabolic dysregulation. Researchers in Copenhagen probed this connection by analyzing medical records from over 20,000 people with schizophrenia.
During the last week of June, more than 400 scientists from 25 countries met in Montreal for the 27th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). Several presentations and posters showcased new findings about cannabidiol (CBD), the non-euphoric component of the cannabis plant that is transforming the medical marijuana landscape.
There is growing interest among medical scientists in the gene-regulating properties of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive plant cannabinoid. CBD reduces brain cancer and breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis by inhibiting the expression of the ID-1 gene.