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Identification of Brain Region Responsible for Alleviating Pain Could Lead to Development of Opioid Alternatives

Source: University of Cambridge
The team, led by the University of Cambridge, have pinpointed an area of the brain that is important for endogenous analgesia – the brain's intrinsic pain relief system. Their results, published in the open access journal eLife, could lead to the development of pain treatments that activate the painkilling system by stimulating this area of the brain, but without the dangerous side-effects of opioids.
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