Indiscernible Cannabinoid System Science ~ Publius’ February 2014 Roundup

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This month’s cannabinoid science roundup on the Bryan William Brickner Blog highlights new National Institutes of Health (PubMed) research. The homeostatic role of the cannabinoid system is the focus with Publius of The Cannabis Papers providing the voice ~ as well as the 2014 “yes we can” expectations.

The Cannabis Papers (2011)

The CS actively regulates important features of sleep such as its duration.

“Olfactory circuits, schizophrenia and sleep,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “no worries though: it’s the cannabinoid system, so it’ll make sense.”

Brickner, part of Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), utilizes 2014 research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed) and notes several cannabinoid system (CS) findings, to include: CB1 receptor-dependent control of cortical feedback projections in olfactory circuits; the cannabinoid and vanilloid systems as potential targets for the treatment of schizophrenia; and the CS actively regulates important features of sleep such as its duration.

Homeostasis highlights Indiscernible Cannabinoid System Science ~ Publius’ February 2014 Roundup. Seven recent PubMed articles on the cannabinoid, olfactory, endocrine, vanilloid, serotonin, opioid, dopamine, and nervous systems are the focus of the new posting on the Bryan William Brickner Blog. There’s also a bit of systemic science: getting a good night’s sleep.

“Sleep ~ it’s not a system,” remarked Brickner, “it’s systemic and the CS actively regulates sleep cycles, basically modulating our health while we snooze.”

“Last month we discussed homeostasis as stability,” explained Brickner, “as the process that maintains our internal environment in response to external changes; without homeostasis (without cannabinoids), systems are weakened and people get sick.”

Brickner added: “The schizophrenia cannabinoid science is notable as well. Like any state of being (sleep, highness, depression), schizophrenia is in the range of being human. Thereby, the CS is part of the answer to understanding – and modulating – schizophrenia.”

Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999) and The Book of the Is: A book on bridges (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of cannabinoids.

The Cannabis Papers is available at online retailers and for free by download.

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