Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scientists discover marijuana compound fights cancer


Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have discovered that cannabidiol has the ability of switching off DNA that cause some cancers to spread.

A pair of scientists have found that a compound derived from marijuana can be used to stop the growth of in many types of fatal cancer. The compound has so far proved to stop metastasis of aggressive cancer in animal test subjects when exposed to cannabidiol. Pleased with the result of this lengthy study, molecular biologists' are eager to begin human trials according to The Huffington Post.

"It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez a molecular biologist at California Pacific Medical Center. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."

Desprez added that molecular biologists' may not of discovered this breakthrough on their own without... Continue Reading...