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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
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
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2015
Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.
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?
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
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
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
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.