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Alexandra Narin

Let the Good Times Roll: The Synergistic Effect of Cannabinoids and other Natural Compounds

Let the Good Times Roll: The Synergistic Effect of Cannabinoids and Other Natural Compounds

Natural products (bioactive compounds derived from natural resources, most predominantly plants) have been used in medicines, notably ayurvedic and chinese medicine, for centuries (Koparde, Doijad & Magdum, 2019). Increasingly, research has found scientific evidence to substantiate health benefits of naturally sourced compounds such as: combating inflammation, decreasing blood pressure, pain relief, and improved sleep and mood. Moreover, it has been found that sometimes two compounds taken together can cause an increased impact: a synergistic effect. In this article we will discuss natural compounds, their benefits, and the importance of research into synergistic blends.

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A Natural Fit – Using Zebrafish to Evaluate Natural Compounds for Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Summary Inflammation’s role in diseases has become increasingly apparent, with inflammatory responses being linked to diseases as common as arthritis, and as debilitating as Parkinson’s. A promising way to counteract inflammation is through natural compounds – currently these compounds are being tested on the well-suited alternative animal model, zebrafish. In this article we discuss the …

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Quick Guide to Natural Products: What They are and How They Impact You

Summary: This Earth Month we at InVivo Biosystems are thinking about how we utilize Earth’s resources in biomedicine – from animal systems that enable us to model a patient’s disease or gene mutation, to natural products which can act as therapeutics, we have a lot to be grateful for.  Often when thinking about celebrating Earth …

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Review of Zebrafish Models to Boost Research in Rare Genetic Diseases

Summary A recent publication by Crouzier et al. emphasized the utility of zebrafish as a model for investigating rare diseases — enabling better understanding of their underlying mechanisms, and the development of therapeutics to treat these diseases. In this article we will discuss Crouzier et al.’s publication, and InVivo Biosystems’ ongoing work to help identify …

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