Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggests
Researchers restore the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage
- May 8, 2017
- University of Bonn
- Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia.