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Submission + - Marijuana may fight brain tumours (cosmosmagazine.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The main chemical in marijuana kills cancerous brain cells, offering hope for future anti-cancer therapies, say Spanish scientists. A team led by Guillermo Velasco of Complutense University in Madrid, found that the active component of marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — kills tumour cells through a process called autophagy. This is the process that occurs when a cell self-destructs by digesting itself.

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