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CannMed 2016

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SC Labs President and Co-Founder Joshua Wurzer to speak at Harvard Medical School It’s conference season and this year Massachusetts-based Medicinal Genomics is bringing together the best and brightest in cannabis for CannMed 2016, a two-day event at Harvard Medical School. Keynote speakers include Raphael Mechoulam, the researcher who discovered THC and Orrin Devinsky, the […]

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Cannabis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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What is COPD?  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness characterized by increased production of mucus and chronic inflammation of the airways resulting in reduced respiratory capacity. The two primary forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis, which produces a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which leads to the progressive deterioration of the alveoli, […]

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Leaky Gut Syndrome: Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) as a therapeutic target

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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome and how is it diagnosed? Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is an ailment characterized by a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, fatigue, inflammation, gas, bloating, and intolerance to certain foods. It is thought to be caused by increased permeability of the intestinal lining, which is made up of structures called […]

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Putative Cannabinoid Receptors: GPR18, GPR55, & GPR119

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To date two different cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, have been identified. Knockout mice for both of these cannabinoid receptors have been created however these mice still exhibit behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological responses when cannabinoids are applied, suggesting the presence of other cannabinoid receptor subtypes. These responses are thought to be produced through the three […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Endocannabinoid System

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What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can arise when a person experiences a traumatic or life-threatening event. In these situations our body activates its fight or flight response to respond quickly and accordingly by either fending off the threat or fleeing the dangerous situation. However depending on genetic predisposition […]

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