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Oxford University and Kingsley Capital Partners have launched a new research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.

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Endocannabinoid signalling is increasingly recognised as fundamentally important in the development and function of the nervous system. This exciting programme of work has the potential to lead to the development of novel therapies for neurological disorders.’
- Associate Professor in Clinical Neurosciences, Zameel Cader

The programme aims to develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions including pain, cancer and inflammatory disease.

Through an initial investment of up to £10 million provided by Kingsley, funded through its new portfolio company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT), and a series of research projects performed by medical research teams, Oxford will seek to identify new medical therapies through research into the molecular, cellular and systems mechanisms of cannabinoids.

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