NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – US researchers have announced new drugs that can silence pain cells. Their experiments have been successful in mice and are currently being tested in humans with the hope of the same results.
This study gives hope to researchers to find new therapeutic strategies to reduce the discomfort caused by pain in about 50 million adults in America who suffer from chronic pain for various reasons.
According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 million adults there suffer from chronic pain for various reasons.
New research by scientists from Stanford University gives hope for pain relief
The researchers exposed a group of mice at high temperatures and skin stumps to show that brain cells known as the amygdala were primarily responsible for pain.
The researchers then developed a drug that could silence these cells, which had not been detected, and carried out the same experiment in mice.
The result is the rat brain stops analyzing feelings of pain, despite their ability to determine the source.
Scientists will follow experiments with humans, and the results tend to be the same because of the similarity of the brain pain cycle in humans and mice.
This is known as a specialist in chronic pain pain that occurs every day or almost every day for at least 6 months.