Body’s own natural cannabinoid may erase traumatic memories

Body’s own natural cannabinoid may erase traumatic memories

Scientists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have shown that anandamide — a natural cannabinoid produced by the brain — could help people to forget traumatic memories and reduce stress levels. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. One of the most notable of these is THC, an active ingredient responsible for the […]
Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Alzheimer’s gene risk triggers blood-brain barrier damage

Scientists have known for some time that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study helps to explain why, by showing that the variant has an association with damage to the blood-brain barrier. APOE4 is the leading genetic risk factor for...
Mouthwash may reduce spread of the new coronavirus

Mouthwash may reduce spread of the new coronavirus

A recent scientific review speculates that mouthwash could inhibit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Share on PinterestA recent review asks whether standard mouthwash might help reduce coronavirus transmission. A new research review...
How many strains of the new coronavirus are there?

How many strains of the new coronavirus are there?

Since the emergence of the new coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, several researchers have proposed that there is more than one strain, and that mutations have led to changes in how infectious and deadly it is. However, opinions are divided. Genetic mutations are a...