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New Pain Organ Discovered In The Skin

A previously unknown sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts has been identified by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. It is made up of glia cells with multiple long protrusions, which collectively go to make up a mesh-like organ within the skin. Pain causes suffering and […]

Researchers Unlock Access To Pain Relief Potential Of Cannabis

How the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin has been uncovered, for the first time, by researchers at the University of Guelph. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment that would offer potent relief without the risk of addiction […]

Social Media May Help Seniors In Pain Ward Off Depression

Using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact that comes as a consequence of pain, according to a new study. The findings are significant among an aging society where social isolation and loneliness are key determinants of well-being, says lead author Shannon Ang, a doctoral candidate at the University of […]

Non-opioid Pain Reliever Targets Immune Cells

A non-opioid, investigational drug called EMA401 doesn’t hit nerve cells; rather, it targets a receptor on immune cells, researchers have found. Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, scientists 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 […]