Category Archives: Neuroscience

Does Cannabis Help People with HIV Preserve Brain Function?

Modern antiretroviral drugs can extend the life of people living with HIV to a near-normal life expectancy—a feat for medical science—but those individuals are prone to potentially devastating declines in brain function over time.  Through a constantly updated stream of daily pill regimens, doctors can lower an HIV infection to sustained undetectable levels, render it […]

Study Finds No Link Between Adolescent Weed Use and Adult Brain Structure

Concerns surrounding marijuana use among adolescents have long been a hurdle for legalization advocates, given that the brains of children are developing at a rapid rate. But a new study suggests that cannabis may not pose much long-term risk on brain function at all. The study, to be published in next month’s issue of Drug […]