Advances in PCR Technology and Its Applications in Healthcare Research
Breaking Through Barriers between Benchtop and Bedside
Cannibalism: A Biological and Evolutionary Perspective
Sounds of Science Podcast
Ubiquitin System: The Next Class of Drug Targets?
A Complex Role in Cellular Process & Growing Tool Set to Elucidate It
Bispecific Antibodies Close in on Cancer
Plotting Molecular Pincer Movements, Denying Cancer Room to Maneuver
Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana
Controversy has shadowed the use of marijuana in the U.S. for years (e.g., a movie, “Reefer Madness” debuted in 1936). The debate really took off in the 1960s when young Baby Boomers adopted cannabis partly as a means of free expression and protest, but mainly to get high, while opponents labeled it a “gateway drug.” However, a number of research studies have shown that marijuana can ease the symptoms of chronic pain, neurodegenerative diseases, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. Indeed, the use of medical marijuana is now legal in 17 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.