PIEZO2, a Molecular Target for Treating Clinical Pain

Source: Scripps Research Scientists at Scripps Research have identified the molecule in neurons responsible for tactile allodynia, a protein called PIEZO2. Full story .
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Non-Opioid Drug Relieves Pain in Mice, Targets Immune Cells

Source: University of Washington, St. Louis Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have focused on nerve cells that transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. But new research, led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine...
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Single Injection Alleviates Chemotherapy Pain for Months in Mice

Source: University of California San Diego School of Medicine Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a new way to block a root cause of pain. The key is a naturally occurring protein called apolipoprotein A-I binding protein (AIBP). AIBP binds to toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), a protein that sits on the surfac...
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Breakthrough Blood Test Set to Help Doctors Diagnose Chronic Pain

Source: News.com.au The breakthrough painHS test was developed by a team of Australian scientists after they discovered that biologically, the color of the immune cells in acute pain is different to the cells associated with chronic pain. The test uses light measurement tools which can immediately detect if a patient is in chronic pain. Full story....
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Duquesne University Professor Creates First Nanomedicine to Treat Pain

Source: Duquesne University Duquesne University Professor Dr. Jelena Janjic has created the first inflammatory pain nanomedicine that could significantly reduce the need for opioids in treating pain. Full story...
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Suppression of RGSz1 Function Optimizes the Actions of Opioid Analgesics by Mechanisms that Involve the Wnt/ß-catenin Pathway

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