Medications

A new generation of pain medication

Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin have developed a new generation of pain medication. The researchers used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will only work at sites affected by injury ...

Neuroscience

Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells

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. ...

Medications

Pain relief at a lower opioid dose

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that activating nerve cell receptors along two chemical pathways—one that has previously been linked to how the brain senses "itch"—may improve pain relief when combined ...

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