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User avatar #86 - monkee (04/23/2013) [-]
To everyone confused about the wording of the cannabis & autism one, here's the link: www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35088/title/A-Link-Between-Autism-and-Cannabinoids.

Basically these researchers found common mutations on the endocannabinoid pathway in autistic mice. They're still unsure whether medical ********* would lessen or exacerbate autistic symptoms but believe it's the next step in research.

A quote from the article
"The researchers studied two mutations in neuroligin-3 (NL3), a gene encoding a protein involved in building and maintaining synapses. One mutation is a deletion of the entire gene, while the other, called R451, involves a single amino acid substitution. “These two mutations both have been associated with autism in humans,” said coauthor Thomas Südhof, a cellular physiologist at Stanford University."
#125 to #86 - samxdaxman (04/23/2013) [-]
At the risk of sounding like a retard, you're trying to explain this easier while using words like "endocannabinoid" and "exacerbate."
User avatar #106 to #86 - daboomee (04/23/2013) [-]
Can you dumb it down for me? Me no speak good.
#89 to #86 - anonymous (04/23/2013) [-]
User avatar #93 to #89 - monkee (04/23/2013) [-]
The part of the brain that weed affects-the endocannabinoid pathway-is also now believed to be the part of the brain that is affected by autism. Basically, there's a faulty link or it's completely gone. Obviously this opens up a lot of questions on the effect that weed would have on an autistic brain. I find it interesting that this research has been published just after all the headlines of the mother prescribing medical ********* for her autistic son, who I think was aged 9 or something, although I'm not sure.
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