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Our ‘potheads’ make their own marijuana

Our ‘potheads’ make their own marijuanaWashington, Apr 21 (ANI): Our brain makes proteins that act directly on the marijuana receptors in the head, say researchers.

In the new study in FASEB Journal, researchers have discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain itself.

The discovery may lead to new marijuana-like drugs for managing pain, stimulating appetite, and preventing marijuana abuse.

Gene therapy for Huntington disease on the anvil

Gene therapy for Huntington disease on the anvilWashington, Apr 21: Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have come a step closer to using gene therapy for Huntington disease.

The team led by Kelvin J. A. Davies, professor of gerontology in the USC Davis School of Gerontology and professor of biological sciences in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has found that a form of the gene RCAN1, known as RCAN1-1L, is dramatically decreased in human brains affected by Huntington disease.

NASA Study: Arctic is warming due to growing amount of aerosols in Atmosphere

ArcticThe US space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has stated that it has noted aerosols affecting climate by reflecting or absorbing the radiation of Sun, in the atmosphere. In its recent study, NASA has articulated that Arctic has been warming since 1976, due to the increase of aerosols in Atmosphere.

The NASA study has warned that the growing amount of aerosols could have damaging effects on climate, particularly if the amount of aerosols surpasses maximum-allowed limits. The sources of aerosols can be natural as well as human.

Government beefs up security of top scientist; “Z” security for ISRO chief and “Y” security for six other prominent scientists

ISRO Chairman G Madhavan NairJust after it came out that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to kidnap or assassinate India’s top scientists, the Government of India beefed up the security of its prominent scientists. The government on Sunday provided "Z" category security to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair, and "Y" category security to six other notable space scientists.

Solar astronomers: Sun has entered into a very quite state

SunSun appears to have gone into lull! The solar astronomers have noticed that Sun has gone unusually quiet recently, with fewer sunspots and weaker magnetic fields. According to astronomers, Sun has gout into placid period, in which they have not been able to notice its usual solar flares, storms, or spots.

Yes, ‘Earth Hour’ was a “Big Global Success”!

Earth HourYes, nearly 4,000 cities/towns in 88 nations turned off their electric lights, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., time zone by time zone, during “Earth Hour” on Saturday! The message was clear; Earth Hour was a “big global success” – claimed the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Sunday.

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