SARS-CoV-2 infection can block pain, opening up unexpected new possibilities for research into pain relief medication
The SARS-CoV-2 virus usually infects the body via the ACE2 protein. But there is another entry point that allows the virus to infect the nervous system and block pain perception.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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Green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraines.
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A new technique to regrow cartilage could one day help people avoid arthritis before things get too bad, researchers say.
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Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth
Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of
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There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.
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Have you ever felt a piercing pain in your head when you eat something cold?
April 23, 2020 • ~4 min
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