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Post 16 Nov 2014, 7:54 pm

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The new research is the first to show a drastic effect when combining THC and CBD with irradiation. Tumours growing in the brains of mice were drastically slowed down when THC/CBD was used with irradiation. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141114085629.htm
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Post 16 Nov 2014, 8:13 pm

And maybe even more importantly (at least for mice):

Funding has been secured for a clinical trial of a drug that not only prevents mice from getting type I diabetes, but actually reverses the condition if it has already taken hold.

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension, irregular heartbeats and some sorts of headaches. It has been approved for some of these purposes for over 30 years.

Verapamil has dangerous interactions with some other drugs. However, while side-effects such as nausea and swollen feet may be unpleasant, the dangers are seldom life threatening, and generally a better alternative to having diabetes. Such a history of long-term usage should shorten the clinical trial process and improve the chances of gaining regulatory approval.

The potential application to diabetes arises from the discovery by Dr. Anath Shalev of the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) that verapamil lowers the level of the protein TXNIP in pancreatic beta cells.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-me ... ccess-mice