About Kyle Boyar

Kyle Boyar is an associate scientist at SC Laboratories in California. His role with the company includes testing medical cannabis for potency, pesticide residues, residual solvents, and terpene content as well as more general microbiological testing. Kyle also writes regular articles about the science of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.

Medical Marijuana May Induce Cancer Cell Death, as explained by a Scientist

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Cancer|

Gliomas are a type of brain and spinal cord tumor that arise from glia, the cells that directly support the function of neurons. This type of cancer is highly invasive and follows characteristic patterns, typically invading adjacent brain structures nearby large blood vessels via a process called angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels). In [...]

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Cannabis, as explained by a Scientist

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: COPD|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness characterized by increased production of mucus and chronic inflammation of the airways resulting in reduced respiratory capacity. The two primary forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis, which produces a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which leads to the progressive deterioration of the alveoli, the air sacs that [...]

How Cannabis can help Chronic Pain, as explained by a Scientist

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Pain|

Since ancient times its been known that cannabis can provide relief from a variety of different types of pain.  Recent estimates show that chronic pain affects up to 7.8 million people in the United Kingdom alone and the current pharmaceutical strategies for mitigating chronic pain have led to the addiction to nearly one million of [...]