Zapping Chronic Pain with Red Light

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Neuropathic pain can be caused by an excessive nerve response to non-harmful (innocuous) touch.¬† Dhandapani and colleagues combined a molecule that binds to the neurons and a light-activated phototoxic chemical to create a treatment that uses light (specifically near infrared light) to alleviate neuropathic pain in a mouse model. To develop this treatment, the authors … Read moreZapping Chronic Pain with Red Light

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