Steven G Kinsey's stess and endocannabinoid research lab at West Virginia University

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Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoids are marijuana-like signalling molecules that are naturally produced throughout the body. Our research looks into ways that endocannabinoids affect behavior and inflammation.
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Stress and Anxiety

Psychological stress causes anxiety and depression in humans. We model these psychological states in mice and examine endocannabinoid and endocrine targets for the development of new therepeutic drug treatments.
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Inflammation

Both cannabinoids and stress affect immune function, and can increase or decrease inflammation. We study a range of inflammatory models using cannabinoids and traditional analgesics with the overall aim of reducing inflammatory disorders.
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