Does Pot Really Dull a Teen’s Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 — Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do not appear to be as strongly affected by heavy marijuana use as previously suspected, according to an evaluation of data from dozens of previous studies. Further, […]

Most widely prescribed diabetes drug improves nicotine withdrawal symptoms in animal model

The anti-anxiety reducing effects of metformin during nicotine withdrawal are dependent on hippocampal AMPK?. Representative GFP expression of AMPK in the hippocampus at 10× magnification (green). Credit: Julie Blendy, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; PNAS The anti-anxiety reducing effects of metformin during nicotine withdrawal are dependent on hippocampal AMPK?. Representative GFP expression […]