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.
The findings could provide new insights into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and depression.
A new study explores the differences in cannabis use between males and females. Researchers reveal women are develop addiction to marijuana more quickly than men. The study reports females have different levels of endocannabinoids and more sensitive receptors than males in areas related to social behavior.
Vanderbilt researchers have mapped a signaling system in the brain that appears to be linked to autism.
Researchers have identified the structure of the human type 2 cannabinoid receptor. The findings, researchers say, can help in the development of new treatments for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
A new study reports sleep loss enhances endocannabinoid levels, causing hunger and a stronger desire to indulge in snacking.
A new study suggests developing new therapeutics that use cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain.
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.
Researchers shed light on the endocannabinoid system and report how cannabis is helping to provide relief to many with medical problems.
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.