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Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

By Jef Akst | March 14, 2016

A marijuana-derived compound shows continued success in treating children with a rare form of the seizure disorder. 

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Cannabidiol Quells Seizures

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

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Brain Activity Breaks DNA

By Sabrina Richards | March 24, 2013

Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.

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