Drug discovery is a time honored method to find new lead compounds.   New lead compounds are invariably derived from plants.   Plants are botanical treasure.   George Pieczenik invented the obscure field of molecular chemistry and called his inventions, combinatorial libraries.    A sampling of these libraries was intended to mirror Nature so that the libraries could be evaluated for receptor activity.. Its a system built on predictability because…
Although they had an erratic supply, our ancestors ate pretty healthy foods. All were in the wild, grown organically, cage-fee.  Because they were natural foods, they experienced less allergies, sensitivities and cancers as a result.   They died young back then but not from the onslaught of immune disorders presently afflicting a great many Americans.   Life was brutal. Food, hard to get.   Today, food is both plentiful and…
Cannabis or marijuana, is a widely used recreational drug. A drug that offers many benefits but poses a risk as well Marijuana binds to receptors in the gratification center of the brain, the hippocampus. This produces a type of euphoria, which can lead to abuse. It can also lead to cognitive and motor impairment. Cannabinoids are the compounds formed by the marijuana plant’s cells.  As with other plants, cannabinoids come…