Cannabis-like substance in brain

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Cannabis-like substance in brain

Postby MSUK » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:12 am

Cannabis-like substance in brain controlled by newly discovered mechanism

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A newly discovered molecular mechanism helps control the amount and effectiveness of a substance that mimics an active ingredient in marijuana, but that is produced by the body's own nerve cells.

The results were reported in the latest Nature Neuroscience. The lead author on the study is William R. Marrs of the Neurobiology and Behavior program at the University of Washington (UW). The senior author is Dr. Nephi Stella, UW professor of pharmacology and psychiatry.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1815
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