In a recent news, we reported that a research team has developed a cannabinoid-based drug that stimulates not only one, but two, receptors believed to be involved in fibrosis development in scleroderma.
The drug, VCE-004.8, prevented the formation of fibrosis-promoting myofibroblasts in culture and stopped fibrotic changes in a mouse model of dermal fibrosis. Findings from these pre-clinical studies, while early, are promising and may lead to a new therapy for systemic sclerosis (SSc).
In this Demystifying Medicine video from McMaster University, learn more about medical marijuana, its many misconceptions and the difference between the two most commonly studied cannabinoids.
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