Friday, April 3, 2009

Now Here's Some Cheery News!!!

Raw Story this morning conveyed this nugget:
...research, which appears in the April edition of US-published Journal of Clinical Investigation, demonstrates that THC and related "cannabinoids" appear to be "a new family of potential antitumoral agent."
If true, I have a pretty good shot at "natural" immunity!It starts:
The main chemical in marijuana appears to aid in the destruction of brain cancer cells, offering hope for future anti-cancer therapies, researchers in Spain wrote in a study released Thursday.

The authors from the Complutense University in Madrid, working with scientists from other universities, found that the active component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), causes cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy -- the breakdown that occurs when the cell essentially self-digests.
Like: "BITE ME!" Heh.

One thing, though: a VERY small "n" = 2.

1 comment:

Zanaduzozo said...

Heh, heh, heh. oh the wonders of scientific studies... either building us up or tearing us down. Steady as she goes and don't bogart that J. - suz