Friday, October 14, 2005

Marijuana makes your brain grow!

It seems like every couple of months there is a new study that reports the medical wonders of Marijuana. From the latest Nature News:
The researchers injected rats with HU210, a synthetic drug that is about
one-hundred times as powerful as THC, the high-inducing compound naturally found in marijuana. They then used a chemical tracer to watch new cells growing in the hippocampus. They found that HU210 seemed to induce new brain cell growth, just as some antidepressant drugs do, they report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Cannabinoids to make your neurons grow, to treat atherosclerosis ... what's next?