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Substance in Marijuana Could Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

A substance found in marijuana might remove a kind of plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, researchers from the Salk Institute say that the chemical THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and other active components of marijuana can “promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease” in neurons grown in a lab. "Although other studies have offered...

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