Marijuana fights Alzheimer’s disease, Salk Institute scientists discover

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer's proteins from brain cells

“Salk Institute scientists have discovered that a main compound found in marijuana can fight a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the scientists, at this time, there are no drugs that significantly inhibit cell death associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases. However, the most recent data about Alzheimer’s and marijuana suggests that there is a therapeutic potential of cannabinoids (the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers) for the treatment of AD. Cannabinoids are able to remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells, reports the Medical Express on June 29.”  http://www.examiner.com/article/marijuana-fights-alzheimer-s-disease-salk-institute-scientists-discover

“Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells”  http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-cannabinoids-plaque-forming-alzheimer-proteins-brain.html

“Cannabinoids remove toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease from the brain” http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/cannabinoids-remove-toxic-proteins-associated-with-alzheimers-disease-from-the-brain-407788.html

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“Marijuana compound removes toxic Alzheimer’s protein from the brain”  http://www.sciencealert.com/marijuana-compound-removes-toxic-alzheimer-s-protein-from-the-brain

“Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells”  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160629095609.htm

“Cannabinoids Remove Plaque-forming Alzheimer’s Proteins from Brain Cells”  https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/06/cannabinoids-remove-plaque-forming-alzheimers-proteins-brain-cells

“MARIJUANA COMPOUND REMOVES ALZHEIMER’S PLAQUE FROM BRAIN CELLS, STUDY FINDS” http://www.popsci.com/marijuana-compound-removes-alzheimers-plaque-from-brain-cells-study

“Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells. Preliminary lab studies at the Salk Institute find THC reduces beta amyloid proteins in human neurons.” http://www.salk.edu/news-release/cannabinoids-remove-plaque-forming-alzheimers-proteins-from-brain-cells/

 

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