Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

Marijuana Compound Shown to Heal Broken Bones Faster

A non-psychotrophic compound in marijuana has been shown to speed the bone healing process in rats. Cannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD, has been shown by scientists to not only heal the bone quicker but actually make the bone tougher and less likely to break in the future. CBD’s main mechanism is anti-inflammatory. The CBD was tested […]

Tinnitus Research May Ease Sufferers

Tinnitus Research May Ease Sufferers

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, has no cure, treatments are not effective, and sadly, plagues many of our returning veterans. New research, however, is shedding light on the mechanisms of tinnitus and paving the way to better treatments. Up until 20 years ago, tinnitus was thought to be located in the ear, but patients […]

Taste Buds Dancing on a Mouse Tongue

Taste Buds Dancing on a Mouse Tongue

Two thousand-the number of taste buds on the human tongue; tiny little sensors that tell us if we have salty, sweet, sour and umami flavored foods. Just how we distinguish taste is the subject of recent research at the Australian National University. With an imaging technique called intravital multiphoton microscopy, researchers used an infrared laser […]

New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Spinal cord injury disrupts the signaling pathway along the spinal cord, but this activity is heard to measure with current MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) practices due to their low signal and MRI sensitivity, or lack thereof rather. A new study at Vanderbilt, however, may help identify the bio-marker at the injury site and give clues […]

Fear-Rational or Irrational?

Fear-Rational or Irrational?

We all have learned to avoid things that are unpleasant. It could be that pasta dish that coincided with a bad case of the flu, or a particular place where a bad experience happened. We are “conditioned” to avoid, or fear an uncomfortable feeling. What prevents that feeling from becoming irrational? Researchers and rats at […]