cannabinoids
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.
Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies
Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2015
Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.
Week in Review: February 10–14
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism
Medical Marijuana for Kids?
Medical Marijuana for Kids?
Aimee Swartz | Jul 17, 2013
The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.
Week in Review: April 15–19
Week in Review: April 15–19
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2013
Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes
A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids
A Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids
Kate Yandell | Apr 11, 2013
Mutations tied to autism in mice lead to deficits in the signaling pathway activated by marijuana.
High-Free Medical Marijuana
High-Free Medical Marijuana
Hayley Dunning | Jul 5, 2012
Israeli researchers create a marijuana strain that maximizes pain relief while minimizing the high.
Placebos Use Pot Receptor
Tia Ghose | Oct 5, 2011
Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.