A community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing www.afrofuturistaffair.com

metaheart:

Marijuana And Cancer

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. Meanwhile, fellow researcher Sean McAllister was studying the effects of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-toxic, non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Finally, the pair collaborated, combining CBD and cells containing high levels of ID-1 in a petri dish.

“What we found was that his Cannabidiol could essentially ‘turn off’ the ID-1,” Desprez told HuffPost. The cells stopped spreading and returned to normal.

  1. forourgen reblogged this from sunasanas
  2. selfproxy reblogged this from psychedelicpies
  3. sunasanas reblogged this from unposeur
  4. offingg reblogged this from beethovenmaven
  5. inhaling-lust-exhaling-sin reblogged this from lucidty
  6. sam-is-electric reblogged this from among-conifers
  7. lucidty reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  8. hurdurno reblogged this from xdeific
  9. road-signs reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  10. astraleprojektion reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  11. britduke reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  12. psychedelicpies reblogged this from bitwisexor
  13. xdeific reblogged this from among-conifers
  14. bitwisexor reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  15. moonshrinee reblogged this from among-conifers
  16. 3guccis reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  17. randomminer reblogged this from among-conifers
  18. seewhattheseasees reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  19. prmeow reblogged this from among-conifers
  20. among-conifers reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  21. beethovenmaven reblogged this from biscodeja-vu
  22. biscodeja-vu reblogged this from fleshtemple
  23. fleshtemple reblogged this from afrofuturistaffair
  24. afroetry reblogged this from afrofuturistaffair and added:
    Funny how ‘western medicine’ is just now catching up with what our Ancestors already knew. hmmm Late much.
  25. afrofuturistaffair reblogged this from dandelionchild
  26. capptain reblogged this from quarrygraffiti
  27. quarrygraffiti reblogged this from capptain