Preclinical Studies

Credit: Elena Zhukova At a Paul McCartney concert at San Francisco’s ATT Park in 2010, Matthew Springer, PhD, wasn’t shocked to be surrounded by a haze of marijuana smoke. He was, however, amazed that the audience tolerated it without complaint. … read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-marijuana-legalization.html

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A grey-haired woman in her early 60s daintily lifts small trays topped with different varieties of marijuana to her nose, sniffing each of them carefully. “Which one would you recommend for someone with medical issues?” she asks salesman Paul Monot, co-founder of the DrGreen shop in western Switzerland. Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise […]

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A medical marijuana oil program approved by the Iowa Legislature might not offer much help to patients with qualifying medical conditions, but advocates say it’s at least a step in the right direction. The measure approved by lawmakers in the final hours of the legislative session Saturday would expand a little-used program now only available […]

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Using cannabis or marijuana for medicinal purposes is a hot topic right now among patients and health practitioners. It’s regularly touted as a pain reliever for many chronic illnesses. According to the National Cancer Institute, here are some of the facts about medical marijuana and its suggested uses: It’s grown all over the world. The plant is grown […]

Mutated optic rod photoreceptors have been reprogrammed, using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, reversing cellular degeneration and restoring visual function in two mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. The study was done by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China. Retinitis […]

Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus. A study in Arthritis Rheumatology found a link between poverty and worse disease-associated medical complications over time, and a study in Arthritis Care Research discovered that the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Black and Hispanic patients with lupus is […]

The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report. By Tracy Vence | April 25, 2017 … read more at: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49282/title/Artificial-Womb-Supports-Premature-Fetal-Lamb-Development/