Literature Review: Defending against Virus, with a Little Help from Microbiome
A Specific Human-Associated Gut Microbe Produced DAT and Rescued Antibiotic-Treated Influenza-Infected Mice
Supplement: Applications of Novel CRISPR Tools
Experts in the Field Speak to the Ways CRISPR Is Used
Genome-Wide Analysis of the Transcription Start Sites and Promoter Motifs of Phytoplasmas
RNA-Seq of Phytoplasmas Reveals Clues about Transcription Start Sites and Consensus Promoter Sequences
Novel Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Synthetic Viral Vectors Show Promise for Mitigating Immune Response to Gene Therapy
Kicking Alcohol and Drug Addiction with Weed
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a University of British Columbia study reportedly found. Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce the use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication.
This review of research on the medical cannabis use and mental health also found some evidence that cannabis may help with symptoms of depression, PTSD and social anxiety. However, the review concluded that cannabis use might not be recommended for conditions such as bipolar disorder and psychosis.