Medical research

Can a dangerous microbe offer a new way to silence pain?

Anthrax has a scary reputation. Widely known to cause serious lung infections in humans and unsightly, albeit painless, skin lesions in livestock and people, the anthrax bacterium has even been used as a weapon of terror.

Medications

Search for safer pain relief advances with new compounds

Scientists at Scripps Research in Florida have created a collection of new pain-relieving compounds, that like morphine and other drugs, provide relief via activation of opioid receptors, but without inducing many dangerous ...

Medical research

Body's natural pain killers can be enhanced

Fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine—these substances are familiar to many as a source of both pain relief and the cause of a painful epidemic of addiction and death.

Medical research

Research reveals why redheads may have different pain thresholds

New research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides insights on why people with red hair exhibit altered sensitivity to certain kinds of pain. The findings are published in Science Advances.

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