While endocannabinoids have been reported to play a role in anti-inflammation in some areas of the brain, a new study reveals they may cause inflammation in the cerebellum.
A new study reveals how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused during the aging process. Researchers say failure with the CB1 to control activity of immune cells may result in chronic neuroinflammation. They say it may be possible to break this vicious cycle in the future with drugs that contain THC, which is a powerful CB1 receptor activator.
When pregnant women consume diets high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, an excess of endocannabinoids is produced which overloads the fetus, and impairs healthy brain development.
A new study suggests developing new therapeutics that use cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain.
A new study in PNAS reveals how the body converts omega 3 fatty acids into endocannabinoids, which can have anti-inflammatory effects.
Amyloid beta has been implicated in blocking endocannabinoids in the hippocampus; impairing learning and memory long before Alzheimer's plaques form in the brain.
Researchers report the 'love hormone', oxytocin, could enhance the pleasure of social interactions be stimulating the production of anandamide.