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New technique bypasses the blood-brain barrier to deliver neuroprotection.

The blood-brain barrier represents a fundamental limitation in treating neurological disease because it prevents all neuropeptides from reaching the central nervous system (CNS). Currently, there is no efficient method to permanently bypass the blood-brain barrier.  597 more words


A New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury

By Mahua Sarkar and Diana Shu-Lian Chow

“Each day we deal with patients and families desperately searching for answers to spinal cord injury.” These words… 618 more words

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Cannabis-Based Medicines As Potential Treatments For Traumatic Brain Injuries

In a recent study titled “Effect of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury” and published in The American Surgeon, researchers found that patients who had detectable levels of THC in their bodies were less likely than those who did not to die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). 868 more words

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Healthy Living with Neuroprotection

Neuroprotection refers to the protection of neurons and their functions from damage and degradation. You can use neuroprotective strategies to manage neurological disorders or simply to maintain the overall health of your nervous system. 130 more words


Psychedelic Baby Step

Prompted by “New Video from Jason Silva: ‘Drugs As Tools For Spirituality'”: http://psychedelicfrontier.com/video-jason-silva-drugs-spirituality/

My comment therein shared herein fwiw…

Anyone knowing my work understands that I am a firm supporter of psychedelics as tools (e.g. 734 more words


Cannabis Against Suicides

Prompted by “Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Suicide by Men Under 40”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/medical-marijuana-laws-reduce-suicide-men-under-40

“The researchers note that many foes of medical marijuana base their opposition on the notion that ‘marijuana use increases the likelihood of depression, anxiety, psychosis, and schizophrenia’ and ‘that the negative effects of marijuana are long-lasting and that users are at risk of suffering from decreased psychological well-being later in life.'” 227 more words


The Great Non-Associated Depression

Prompted by “Study: No Longitudinal Association Between Cannabis Use and Depression”: http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/39527/study-no-longitudinal-association-between-cannabis-use-and-depression/

Depression obviously results from unhealthy stress.

Cannabis does not always cause unhealthy stress, as anyone sufficiently familiar with the plant can attest. 450 more words