Month: November 2012

More evidence that marijuana could slow brain aging

By George Dvorsky Researchers can’t seem to make up their minds about the long-term cognitive effects of marijuana. Some studies have shown that it reduces brain power and impairs working memory, while other studies are indicating that it can suppress brain inflammation and confer other neuroprotective properties. And now, perhaps quite surprisingly, a new study is suggesting that cannabinoids may prevent — or even reverse — the effects of brain aging, an important piece of insight that could lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The study, which was conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo of the Institute of Molecular...

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