Cannabinoids are a group of terpenophenolic compounds present in Cannabis (''Cannabis sativa'') and occur naturally in the nervous and immune systems of animals.
To create innovative tests for a variety of chemicals, such as banned pesticides and dangerous, synthetic cannabinoids, scientists have changed proteins that are involved in plants’ natural reactions to stress.
Many compounds known as cannabinoids are found in cannabis, a plant that is receiving more and more attention for its extensive medical potential.
In this interview, Dr. Toby Astill, the Global Marketing Manager for cannabis and hemp at PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about pesticide testing workflow for cannabis and hemp products.
A research team at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute in Jena, Germany has developed a new method to produce complex natural products in amoebae.
Although several people think of medicines as purely synthetic compounds, nature is an important element of most of the medications humans depend on.
Receptors are docking stations found on the surface of cells. Compounds such as caffeinE, dopamine, THC, and LSD, all bind to these receptors.
A team of researchers led by Curtin University has discovered a new way to improve the absorption rate of medicinal cannabis when taken orally, which could potentially be used to treat neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries in the future.
It's been hailed as a wonder drug and it's certainly creating wonder profits. By some estimates, the Cannabidiol (or CBD) market could be worth $20 billion dollars by 2024. While users tout its effectiveness in pain relief, up until now there's been limited experimental human research on the actual effectiveness of the drug
A research team from the Department of Neuroscience at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has now made a recent finding that may prove crucial to upcoming studies and treatments using medical cannabis.
When two naturally occurring lipids are altered using a process called epoxidation, they are transformed into powerful agents that target numerous cannabinoid receptors in neurons, disrupting pathways that promote inflammation and pain.
Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Constant exposure to cannabis could have an adverse effect on sociability. According to studies, in certain indviduals, such exposures may result in reduced social interactions and withdrawal symptoms.
Researcher Staci Gruber, Ph.D., will use funding provided by Harvard University to further her studies into different types of cannabis-based products.
In an international study published recently, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan report that combined scientific effort would be needed to assemble and map the genome of cannabis to unravel its full potential for human health and agriculture.
Researchers have shown that a solid-state NMR technique can rapidly detect the presence of forensically relevant synthetic cannabinoids.
Researchers in Italy have developed an innovative new platform that can detect residual cannabinoid content in commercially available hemp flours.