New Treatment for Chronic Pain: Tarantula Venom

March 4, 2015 8:17 PM

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Scientists have identified a new compound in Tarantula venom which can be used to relieve pain. This can be of great use for people who suffer from pain caused by cancer and chronic or degenerative diseases or pain whose cause is not identified. In the US chronic pain is the most well-known cause for incapacity.

A research led by Prof. Glenn King of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland in Australia has shown that the sodium ion channel Nav1.7 which is present at the endings of pain-sensing nerves is the most common pathway observed in cases of chronic pain. According to Pr...

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