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What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us about Pain

Published September 10, 2019
Category: Medication

The professor of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine has devoted his career to studying how the nervous system senses it and how chemicals such as capsaicin—the compound that gives chili peppers their heat—activates pain receptors. Drug developers are now investigating whether these receptors and others could be targeted to create non-opioid painkillers.

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Last change: September 10, 2019


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