The function of the opioid system is connected to eating triggered by external stimuli. The findings could lead to the development of new therapies that target the opioid system to reduce obesity.
Researchers discover a connection between the quantity of CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain and PTSD.
Study provides further evidence the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Using cannabinoid drugs have a positive impact in helping control behaviors associated with OCD.
People with the specific genotype of the Cannabinoid receptor 1 gene may be more prone to cannabis use disorder. Researchers report those with FAAH rs324420 A continue to want more marijuana following use and are more drawn to cannabis-related imagery while under the influence of the drug.
A new study suggests developing new therapeutics that use cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain.
The release of 2-AG, a natural endocannabinoid that is suggested to be the brain's equivalent to THC, dampens down seizure activity but increases post-seizure oxygen deprivation in the brain.
The findings could provide new insights into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and depression.
A new study reports sleep loss enhances endocannabinoid levels, causing hunger and a stronger desire to indulge in snacking.