Neuroscience

Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats

A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The synthetic CBD alternative is easier to purify ...

Health

Burger King goes... vegan? The meatless Whopper is here

For decades, fast-food giant Burger King has been the undisputed Home of the Whopper—the chain's signature sandwich featuring one of its flame-grilled, "no nonsense" 100 percent beef patties.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

African plant extract offers new hope for Alzheimer's

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.

Medical research

Six new groups of molecules could be the key to delaying aging

Hearing loss, brittle bones, sagging skin, a deteriorating mind: these are just some of the issues associated with growing old. For millennia, humans have fought the process of aging using everything from fountains of youth ...

Medical research

Certain plant extracts may keep you young—and alive

Even though the search for the Fountain of Youth dates back to the ancient Greeks, the quest to live forever continues today. Indeed, it has been said that the ability to slow the aging process would be the most important ...

Medical research

Plant extracts offer hope against diabetes and cancer

Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have potential use in cancer treatment.

Medications

Cook Islands plants show regenerative properties

A skin care product based on plants used in traditional Cook Islands remedies has been created by UNSW researchers who are also investigating the regenerative properties of the plants for use in wound and bone healing.

Diabetes

Plants may be key to diabetes treatment

(Medical Xpress) -- With the growing worldwide incidence of diabetes, a new study reveals that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts show potential for managing the disease.

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