Published in Law and Health Weekly, August 12th, 2006
The discovery is published on the website of the journal Neuroscience.
Most prior attempts at alleviating chronic pain have focused on the "second order" neurons in the spinal cord that relay pain messages to the brain. It's difficult to inhibit the activity of these neurons with drugs, though, because the drugs need to overcome the blood-brain barrier. Instead, the CUMC researchers have focused...
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