B.A. Anatomy and Physiology at Herbert H. Lehman College, NYC
M.S. Molecular/Biochemistry at Herbert H. Lehman College, NYC
Ph.D Molecular/Biochemistry at City University of New York, NYC
My interests revolve around understanding the physic of life using far from equilibrium thermodynamics as the theoretical foundation. The flow of energy and mass through living systems is a manifestation of the fundamental creative nature of systems existing far from equilibrium. The fractal-like nature of oscillations and deterministic chaos are fundamental properties of living systems and evolution. The endocannabinoid system, as found in all vertebrates, is a unique outcome of the evolutionary process. Exploring the amazing health benefits of medical marijuana is a practical application of my work.
Melamede, R. (2010) What About the Children?
Melamede, R. (2009). Parasitic Brain Infection, Endocannabinoids, and Schizophrenia Medical Hypotheses 72 (2009) 220-222 (first e-published 2008)
Melamede, R. J. (2006). Endocannabinoids: Multi-scaled, Global Homeostatic Regulators of Cells and Society. Abstract Paper #70. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Complex Systems, accepted for the print proceeding of the conference (2008).
Melamede, R. J. (2005). Harm reduction-the cannabis paradox. Harm Reduct J, 2(1), 17.
Melamede, R. (2005). Cannabis and tobacco smoke are not equally carcinogenic. Harm Reduct J, 2, 21.
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