Cannabinoid Receptors and Optical Tweezers


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Researchers from Zurich have looked into the question how the Cannabinoid receptors in the human body work. This is an important question in the light of the increasing use of THC in medical applications. The details can be found in this article.

At the university of Gothenburg, a team of researchers has worked on improving optical tweezers. A short description of their newly developed method can be found here.

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Editor, G.I.T. Laboratory Journal





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