Thursday, May 23 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:21:56 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama is set to at least partially lift the veil of secrecy surrounding U.S.-directed drone strikes around the world, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the...More >>
Graduation was cause for a wild celebration at Hopkins Central High School this week, including a Harlem Shake.More >>
OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) - Ole Miss is home to the only legally grown marijuana crop in the nation and a new development there is creating quite a buzz.
Faculty and student researchers say they created a new pain reliever in the form of a patch.
Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly is a faculty member at the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss. He and his team have been working inside their marijuana research lab for nearly seven years to find alternative uses for THC, which is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
"The plant itself has a great potential for good medicine coming out of the Cannabis plant, but certainly not in smoking of the drug," said Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly.
Dr. Elsohly is not a fan of legalizing the drug, but he is a fan of his newest creation -- a pot pain reliever in the form of a patch that is placed over the gum line in patients who have problems taking the drug in pill form.
"In addition to pain, it includes things like reducing the optical pressure, therefore it would be good for glaucoma, would be good for alleviating the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, would also be good for appetite stimulation," said Dr. Elsohly.
Formulas were first screened in rabbits, then pigs.
Dr. Elsohly believes the right formula will lead to testing in humans.
"So we're not really introducing anything strange to the body, other than the THC itself. We are just having to make it so that we'll make it possible to be absorbed through the mucus," he said.
More than 77,000 samples were prepared for analysis on this project. Early tests show the patch can work for up to 10 hours.
"Because of the way it is absorbed, it's almost like it's absorbed through the lungs, like the smoke, when you smoke, it goes to the lungs to the whole, entire body before going to the liver. Unlike the oral goes to the liver first and then goes to the rest of the body," said Dr. Elsohly.
The patch grew out of earlier experiments that did not go over so well.
Dr. Elsohly first tried making a pot suppository.
"Jay Leno was, had it on his show, when we first came up with the product and said, 'You know, Dr. Elsohly at Ole Miss has developed a way to, to , administer marijuana by suppository. You know how he came up with this idea?' They said, 'How?' He said, 'Well, he was smoking a joint and then he saw the cops and he went..'"
Ole Miss has not used its outdoor marijuana field since 2007, instead, everything is grown in a lab that is under 24 hour surveillance by the DEA.
Research on the pot patch got its kick start thanks to a national grant.
You can learn more about it by clicking here: http://news.olemiss.edu/um-scientists-develop-innovative-method-deliver-thc-2/
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >>
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:09:42 GMT
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization. The newest bar, Babel, has a swanky, sophisticated atmosphere. Owners say before 10:00More >>
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:04:55 GMT
Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house to another home.More >>
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off. More >>
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