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Indiscernible Cannabinoid Science ~ Publius’ January 2014 Roundup

Alzheimer's disease / Dementia ~ Homeostasis

“Alzheimer’s disease, homeostasis and male reproduction,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “meaning our memories, our stability, and a male’s ability to create sperm, depend on a healthy cannabinoid system.”

Utilizing recent research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed), Bryan W. Brickner of Publius and The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), notes several bright cannabinoid system findings, to include: a constitutive role for CB2 receptors in reducing amyloid plaque pathology in Alzheimer’s disease; a presence in stress-responsive neural circuits, our homeostatic system; and a vital partner in spermatogenesis.

“Indiscernible Cannabinoid Science ~ Publius’ January 2014 Roundup” on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, highlights the homeostatic effects of cannabinoids on other body systems: the roundup links to seven recent PubMed articles on the cannabinoid, central nervous, reproduction, neuromodulatory, limbic and opioid systems.

“Homeostasis is stability,” explained Brickner, “it’s the process that maintains our internal environment in response to external changes; without it, functions lapse, our bodies are weakened, and people fall ill.”

“It appears,” Brickner offered, “The more we discuss the cannabinoid system, and talk less of pot, the healthier – and more stable – we’ll be.”

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