“Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain.
This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).
…Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia.
The results are now presented in the journal Nature Medicine.
The researchers administered a small quantity of THC, the active ingredient in the hemp plant (cannabis), to mice aged two, twelve and 18 months over a period of four weeks.
Afterwards, they tested learning capacity and memory performance in the animals – including, for instance, orientation skills and the recognition of other mice.
Mice who were only given a placebo displayed natural age-dependent learning and memory losses. In contrast, the cognitive functions of the animals treated with cannabis were just as good as the two-month-old control animals.
‘The treatment completely reversed the loss of performance in the old animals,’ reported Prof. Andreas Zimmer from the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn.”
Again, an early animal study, still, plenty of food for thought there…. …and innovative application research out on the frontiers is a type of research TRUCE fully supports.
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