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Docking and molecular dynamics simulation shows tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) disables SARS-CoV-2 virus

Scientists found tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), a cannabinoid of cannabis, gave promising results to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 virus’ Mpro protein. If the Mpro protein of SARS-CoV-2 virus is inhibited, the virus can not replicate itself, and therefore become disabled. Deepak Mishra, Radha Raman Maurya, Kamlesh Kumar, Nupur S. Munjal, Vijay Bahadur, Sandeep Sharma, Prashant Singh, Indra Bahadur. Structurally modified compounds […]

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In quest of a new therapeutic approach in COVID-19: the endocannabinoid system

Abstract The SARS-Cov-2 virus caused a high morbidity and mortality rate disease, that is the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the unprecedented research interest in this field, the lack of specific treatments leads to severe complications in a high number of cases. Current treatment includes antivirals, corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, antimalarials, interleukin-6 inhibitors, anti-GM-CSF, convalescent plasma, immunotherapy, antibiotics, circulation […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and promotes the host innate immune response

Scientists from University of Chicago, US published a research paper showing cannabis extract, namely cannabidiol, inhibited severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to replicate. Furthermore, scientists showed that cannabidiol effectively reversed the viral induction of cytokines that can trigger a deadly hyperinflammatory response called the cytokine storm during the later stages of infection. Establishment […]

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Hong Kong first death after Sinovac vaccination died because of cytokine storm

A 63 years old man died two days after he got inoculated with Sinovac CoronaVac COVID19 vaccine in Hong Kong. Hong Kong started its COVID19 public vaccination program on 26 Feb 2021, and this man got his inoculation on the very first day with Sinovac CoronaVac COVID19 vaccine. Two days later this person brought himself […]

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Was COVID-19 a seasonal cold after all?

On February 25, 2021, Hong Kong’s health authorities revealed in data (Source:Centre for Health Protection) that none of the 5809 samples tested last week tested positive for influenza type A (H1N1, H3N2) or type B virus. Considering the number of COVID-19 outbreaks, which is similar to the number of typical annual influenza outbreaks, it seems […]

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Nature publish a paper suggesting cannabis to treat COVID-19

Scientists from Israel examined the anti-inflammatory activity of cannabis on immune response markers associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inflammation in vitro and found it had a great potential to reduce inflammation. Anil, S.M., Shalev, N., Vinayaka, A.C. et al. Cannabis compounds exhibit anti-inflammatory activity in vitro in COVID-19-related inflammation in lung epithelial cells and […]

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South Korean scientists finds THC stop SARS-CoV-2 replication and cytokine storm

Cannabis literally disabled SARS-CoV-2 virus International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published a paper from South Korean scientists showing cannabinoids including THC can neutralize the main protease of SARS-CoV-2 to block replication and control cytokine storm, suggesting cannabinoids could stop COVID19 pandemic. Vinit Raj, Jae Gyu Park, Kiu-Hyung Cho, Pilju Choi, Taejung […]

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THC prevents mortality via immune cells apoptosis induction leading to cytokine storm suppression

Scientist team who found THC treatment on Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B(SEB) induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome mice leads to 100% survival updated their paper with the mechanism, and suggested the activation of cannabinoid receptors may serve as a therapeutic modality to treat ARDS associated with COVID19. Mohammed, A., F K Alghetaa, H., Miranda, K., Wilson, K., […]

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CBD can reduce the cytokine storm and treat ARDS caused by COVID-19

Scientists showed a potential protective role for CBD during Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome(ARDS), and suggested CBD could be the treatment of COVID-19 by reducing the cytokine storm, protecting pulmonary tissues, and re-establishing inflammatory homeostasis. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening complication that makes patient unable to breathe as their lung become filled with […]

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Cannabidiol helped allergic asthma by reducing airway inflammation and fibrosis

Asthma remains a major public health problem and, at present, there are no effective interventions capable of reversing airway remodelling. Asthma is characterized by chronic lung inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness. Vuolo F, Abreu SC, Michels M, Xisto DG, Blanco NG, Hallak JE, Zuardi AW, Crippa JA, Reis C, Bahl M, Pizzichinni E, Maurici R, Pizzichinni […]