Try looking in the monthly archives. August 2021

Double trouble at the
beginning of life

By Agata P. Zielinska and Melina SchuhEvery human life begins with the fertilizationof an egg (1). Once the eggand the sperm have fused, the parentalchromosomes need to be united.To this end, the egg and sperm chromosomesare first packaged into twoseparate […]

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PREVENTION – GETTING AHEAD OF THE GAME

Prevention, the word and meaning, comes from the Latin “praevenire” which means “to come before”. In other words, to act pre-the event – not during it or after it. Any action later than pre-the event is not prevention, it is […]

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Cannabis Use Up among
Parents with Children in the Home

    Cannabis Use Up amongParents with Children in the Home  Marijuana use has increased among both parents who smoke cigarettes and non-smoking parents, threatening the overall decline in children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, a new study from […]

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Over 100 Child Abuse Deaths Found Related to Cannabis, with Rise of Commercial Industry

As articles in popular magazines portray cannabis as the “it” drug, parents are being led to believe that a serving of marijuana is no more dangerous than a glass of beer or wine.”

— Dr. Ken Finn

WASHINGTON, DC, US, April 23, […]

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WILDFIRES IN WEST FUELED, MADE WORSE BY MARIJUANA

t’s curious that Joergensen, a Danish national, would have overstayed his visa and remain in the US illegally.    He probably was staying for easy access to Colorado pot and the strong strains of pot available there.

Starting a fire with […]

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PETER HITCHENS: Cigarettes are healthy! And if you believe that, you’ll fall for Big Dope’s marijuana propaganda, too

It is not all that long since people seriously tried to pretend that cigarettes were safe. Most of them were motivated by greed, and by fear that the truth would destroy their profits.

Everyone now agrees that cigarettes cause lung cancer […]

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Pharmacokineticandbehaviouralprofile
of THC,CBD,andTHC+CBD combination
after pulmonary,oral,andsubcutaneous
administrationinratsandconfirmation
of conversion in vivo of CBDtoTHC

IntroductionGiven theon-goingresearchanduseofcannabisandcannabis-derived productsformedicalpurposes,itisparti-cularly crucialtounderstandthenatureofcannabinoidinteractions withintheorganism.Eventhoughmorethan100 phytocannabinoidshavebeenidentified incannabisplants (Bhattacharyya etal.,2010; Englund etal.,2016;Hanus etal.,2016; Mechoulam etal.,2014), thetwomajorphytocannabinoids are Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)andcannabidiol (CBD),bothofwhichhavebeenshowntohavedistinct therapeuticandadverseeffects(Alexander,2016;Schubart etal.,2014; Whiting etal.,2015; Zhornitsky andPotvin,2012). WhileTHCistheprimarypsychoactiveconstituent ofcannabis,CBDisprimarilynon-psychoactiveand hasbeenshowntoattenuatethebehaviouralandmetabolic effectsofTHC(Bhattacharyya etal.,2010;Englund etal.,2013). Inrelationtothis,recentresearchon medicalcannabisfocusesonvariousTHC:CBDratiosinorder totargetparticulartherapeuticrequirements.Owingto thefactthatthereisgreatcomplexityinthenatureofTHC -CBDinteractions(McPartlandetal.,2015; ReidandBornheim, 2001; Toddetal.,2016; Zuardi […]

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Pathways from epigenomics and glycobiology towards novel biomarkers of
addiction and its radical cure

human health and has presently reached high community prevalence inboth developing [1] and industrialized nations [2]. Computationalformulation of a biomarker for opioid dependency would be useful fordiagnosis and staging of the severity of the disorder, treatment selection,treatment comparison and for […]

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Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems | UCLA

Parents who had severe stresses, trauma in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems | UCLA

A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents’ lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health […]

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Dual-spindle formation in zygotes
keeps parental genomes apart
in early mammalian embryos

Judith Reichmann1, Bianca Nijmeijer1, M. Julius Hossain1, Manuel Eguren1,Isabell Schneider1, Antonio Z. Politi1, M. Julia Roberti1, Lars Hufnagel1,Takashi Hiiragi2, Jan Ellenberg1*At the beginning of mammalian life, the genetic material from each parent meets when thefertilized egg divides. It was previously […]

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Cannabis Conundrum

Cannabis ConundrumEd Sheeran Has Quit Smoking Marijuana January 15, 2019Ed Sheeran has quit smoking marijuana because he prefers to be “alert”. The singer, who wrote song Sweet Mary Jane about his love of the drug in 2015, has now […]

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THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) serve as a tool for the study of developmental processes and disease-relevant models. This has been especially valuable for the study of the human brain where primary tissue for study has been the most difficult […]

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New device will stop drink-drivers from starting their cars – ITV News

New device will stop drink-drivers from starting their cars – ITV News

Police are to offer drink-drivers new devices which will breath-test them before their car starts in a first for the UK.

Durham Police will pilot the scheme to fit alcohol […]

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