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Cannabidiol (CBD) content in vaporized cannabis does not prevent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-induced impairment of driving and cognition.

Most street cannabis contains large quantities of THC, the chemical in cannabis that gets people ‘high’, but there is increasing use of medicinal products that also contain CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid with promising therapeutically potential. It has often been proposed that administering CBD may reduce some of the impairment caused by THC. To test this,… Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) content in vaporized cannabis does not prevent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-induced impairment of driving and cognition.

Metabolomics, NPS, publication

Metabolomics predicts the pharmacological profile of new psychoactive substances.

March 25, 2019. Researchers from IMIM (Barcelona) and our department employed the quantification of monoamine neurotransmitters and steroid hormones in brain tissue and blood of rats to predict the pharmacological similarity of NPS to classical drugs of abuse. The metabolomics approach in animals improves the speed of NPS classification.

cognition enhancement, publication

Acute treatment with the PDE4 inhibitor roflumilast improves verbal word memory in healthy old individuals: a double-blind placebo-controlled study

After many years of animal research, in which we found that inhibition of the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) improved memory in animals, we now find first evidence that this mechanism also works in humans. In this study, we tested how many words older participants (aged between 60 and 85 years old) could remember from… Continue reading Acute treatment with the PDE4 inhibitor roflumilast improves verbal word memory in healthy old individuals: a double-blind placebo-controlled study