Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While these exploratory studies were conducted in neurons grown in the laboratory, they may offer insight into the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease […]

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting 5.2 million American, two thirds of whom are women. The progressive brain disorder leads to memory loss, seriously impairing a person’s ability to carry out even the most simple daily tasks. If you or someone you know is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, […]