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Newswise: Cannabis found not to be a substitute for opioids
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Cannabis found not to be a substitute for opioids

McMaster University

The research team looked at all research on the effects of cannabis use on illicit opioid use during methadone maintenance therapy, which is a common treatment for opioid use disorder, and found six studies involving more than 3,600 participants.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Marijuana, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse,

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15-Nov-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Study Identifies Barriers High Schools Face When Implementing and Enforcing State Concussion Laws

Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Education, Family and Parenting, Government/Law, Patient Safety, Sports,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Newswise: New screening method identifies inhibitors of cancer cell metabolism

New screening method identifies inhibitors of cancer cell metabolism

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new screening system developed by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center leverages redundancy in an important component of a cell – nucleotide metabolism – to help identify new drugs that specifically and potently block processes that are essential for cancer cell growth.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Cell Biology, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Cell (journal),

Released:
18-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Brain Guard

American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have developed new technology for transporting drugs within silicon nanostructures to the brain. These nanostructures release an essential protein, which can inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease, and provide targeted delivery in the brain with the use of a “gene gun.”

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

University of Illinois at Chicago

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults; blocking the molecule helps to reverse or reduce the lasting effects of youth drinking, such as increased alcohol use and anxiety.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Children's Health, Genetics, Neuro,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Think Twice About Vaping

Think Twice About Vaping

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

With the nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, now is the time to learn the facts about e-cigarette use among kids and young adults.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Public Health, Smoking,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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