Medications

Cannabidiol improves blood flow to brain's hippocampus

A single dose of cannabidiol (CBD) helped increase blood flow to the hippocampus, an important area of the brain associated with memory and emotion, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Medical research

Diabetes drug has unexpected, broad implications for healthy aging

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drug, yet scientists still do not fully know how it works to control blood sugar levels. In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute, The Scripps ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate—currently marketed as Zytiga—will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New compound shows promise in treatment of Alzheimer's

Yale researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer's and even restores memories in mice, they report Jan. 2 in the journal Cell Reports.

Health

Federal government says marijuana has no accepted medical use

Marijuana has been approved by many states and the nation's capital to treat a range of illnesses, but the federal government has ruled that it has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a dangerous drug ...

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