Cannabinoid mice trial gives hope for treating pancreatic cancer patients

A naturally occurring cannabinoid could provide hope for pancreatic cancer patients after breakthrough research by Curtin University found it strongly enhanced the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug Gemcitabine in mice. Scientists at Curtin and Queen Mary University of London tested the impact the naturally occurring cannabinoid ‘Cannabidiol’ had on the use of Gemcitabine as a treatment for pancreatic cancer in mice. Lead author Curtin University Professor Marco Falasca said the the research indicated the mice, whose form of the […]

Study with Mice , A Closer Step Toward ‘Heroin Vaccine’

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 — Researchers say they are one step nearer to testing a heroin vaccine in humans — in what they hope will become an additional weapon in fighting America’s opioid epidemic. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, in California, have developed an trial vaccine that seems safe and effective in animals. It also has a long enough shelf-life to be practical. Those are all key hurdles, the researchers said, and the vaccine […]