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Highs and Lows of Cannabinoid Research

Article   Apr 18, 2018 | by Liam Drew PhD

Cannabis Therapeutics: The Highs and Lows of Developing Cannabinoid Therapies


Microglia Transmit Pain to the Brain During Stress


Chronic pain is a multifaceted disorder that causes profound disability worldwide. It has long been known that psychological stress contributes to adverse chronic pain outcomes in patients, but it is unclear how this is initiated or amplified by stress. Now, researchers have published results showing that activation of microglia in the mouse spinal cord is responsible for increased pain sensitivity in response to stress.


Building Blocks for a Greener Future


At a time when plastic use is coming under great scrutiny, what are LEGO, whose foundations are built on plastic products, doing to alleviate the problem? We spoke to Tim Brooks, VP Environmental Responsibility for LEGO Group about their commitment to use sustainable materials in core products and packaging by 2030.


Mass Spectrometry’s Important Role in Identifying Explosives in the Environment


Explosives, especially when not contained or disposed of correctly, pose a significant hazard to humans, wildlife and the ecosystem. Having the tools to be able to identify their presence and state are therefore key to combating the issue. We spoke to Stanislaw Popiel about the game-changing role that mass spectrometry is playing in the process and some of the challenges that still lie ahead.



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