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Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers

Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers
A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever. "It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists behind the discovery, to The Huffington Post. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible." The Daily Beast first reported on the finding, which has already undergone both laboratory and animal testing, and is awaiting permission for clinical trials in humans. Desprez, a molecular biologist, spent decades studying ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to spread. "What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially 'turn off' the ID-1," Desprez told HuffPost. "We likely would not have found this on our own," he added. Desprez and McAllister first published a paper about the finding in 2007. Loading Slideshow Related:  Hemp / Cannabis

The relaxation of cannabis laws shows the failure of the war on drugs | Lisa Sánchez and Steve Rolles When the Uruguayan president José Mujica was asked about his proposal to make a historic break with global prohibition and put in place a legal, state-controlled market for cannabis, he replied: "Someone has to be first." In fact, recent years have seen reforms to cannabis policy and law proceeding apace around the world. The trend for decriminalisation of possession for personal use (with civil or administrative penalties replacing criminal ones) has spread across much of Europe, Latin America, and beyond. Some countries have gone further, finding various ways around the strictures of international prohibition (under the three UN drug conventions) to have de-facto legal supply as well. The famous Netherlands cannabis "coffee shops" operate under a legal fudge in which their activities are technically illegal, but in practice are tolerated and licensed. The regional context of the Mujica proposal is also critical.

Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better Becca Wolford, Contributing WriterWaking Times We are in an economic crisis. But don’t panic, there are always good things that come out of crises. It’s all a matter of being aware, being ready, and being educated. Our economy, put simply, really sucks right now. Here is a simplified example: A country has good currency and a strong economy. (image from Here are the main reasons for our economic state today: 1. 2. 3. If you look at history about 100 years ago, when the big oil boom started, that is when the economy surged and the population started seeing an increase. The United States uses 25% of the world’s daily oil supply, and imports 70% of that. Oil is not a renewable resource, and it is a DECLINING resource. Global oil production is declining at 8-10% per year. Now, this is not the end of the world as we know it. Hemp does everything that petroleum does, AND BETTER! Extracting fossil fuels are harmful to the environment and to human health. So, what do we do now?

Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gen... [Mol Cancer Ther. 2007 Cannabinoid signaling system Paul Ryan’s budget flimflam By Editorial Board October 1, 2012 PAUL RYAN wants to tell you about the wonders of the 20 percent cut in tax rates that he and running mate Mitt Romney propose. He doesn’t want to tell you how much it will cost. On Sunday, Fox News’s Chris Wallace asked the Republican vice presidential nominee this basic question four times, citing projections of a 10-year cost of $5 trillion. Four times, Mr. The $5 trillion figure derives from an estimate by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center that the Romney tax cuts — without base-broadening offsets — would reduce revenue by $456 billion in 2015. If Mr. The Republican ticket says it could pay for its tax cut by eliminating loopholes. The GOP wants voters to think that only the rich would be affected by its loophole closing. Finally, if you heard a glimmer of responsibility from Mr. Mr. In other words, revenue-neutral would be nice.

Jason Reed: Cannabis Use Can Lower Teenage IQs? - It's High Time We Take This Seriously The news was full of the story: Cannabis Use Lowers IQs. There were a myriad of reactions, everyone had something to say, and as expected, there was a polarised discussion as a result of the study. The report in question, a 40 year longitudinal study, showed that cannabis use is almost certainly not good for developing minds and can have an adverse effect on adolescent IQs. Of course, any substance use is probably not conducive to a healthy child or their cognitive abilities. An abstinent teenager is preferable, and it's fairly common sense that we need to protect, educate and give every emplacement possible to the preservation of a child's development - we must deter all substance use. The study - which can be read here - has of course been widely reported, but, there are a few underplayed aspects that we must address. It's such a special study that I'm fairly confident that cannabis is safe for over-18 brains, but risky for under-18 brains. 1. 4.

Anisotropic shader tutorial using vray 1.5 final SP 1 Now we are going to create steel shader. Here are settings for this material. It is quite simple, there is scratch map put in bump slot to achieve subtle brushed metal effect. Use cylindrical uvw mapping on each part of the pot And then convert object to poly. Now we have to create anisotropic shader for the bottom part. Anisotropic material settings: Here are maps used in reflection and normal bump slots: Get full resolution reflect map Get full resolution normal map Very important thing to do is set BRDF to Ward mode. I deleted faces from the bottom and then caped the hole, to make it completely planar surface.

Dennis Hill | Cannabis Nation Radio - Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp Talk Biochemist Dennis Hill graduated from the University of Houston and did his Graduate Work at Baylor Medical School. Dennis worked as a Cancer Researcher at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. When Dennis was diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer, which had metastasized to other parts of his body, he started researching. Since Dennis has a family history of prostate cancer, and he often witnessed ineffective results while working in cancer research, he felt a new approach was in order. After researching possible alternatives Dennis ran across information about Rick Simpson using cannabis concentrate, which is an extract of the essential oil which is extracted from marijuana and contains cannabinoids. To us this was different, as all other cases we've come across, the patient first tried another form of treatment and used cannabis concentrate as a last resort. Dennis is educated, with a sound background in science, and a background in the cancer industry.

Cannabis and tobacco smoke are not equally car... [Harm Reduct J. 2005 Money in the House elections, in 8 charts This post was prepared in collaboration with Alexander Furnas and Alex Engler. With just over a month before the election, the general consensus is that Democrats will have a tough time picking up the 25 seats they need to win back the house, despite some protestations. But when it comes to the money, Republicans appear to be in solid shape. Republicans have a fundraising lead in 57 of 90 races that the Cook Political Report has deemed “Toss-up”, “Lean”, or “Likely” races within the last month. Of these races, Republicans are the incumbent party in 54, and Democrats in 30. See also: Our analysis of fundraising in competitive Senate races. This analysis is part one in our ongoing attempt to measure what impact all this money is having (if any). While political science literature is inconclusive on how much campaign money can affect election outcomes, few would argue that it is entirely irrelevant. The current state of play Figure 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4. Figure 5. Figure 6. Figure 7.