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Pioneering pain research leads to landmark deal - KCL 2019

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    rest of details here:
    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/records/2019/march/pioneering-pain-research-leads-to-landmark-deal

    (No CBT!)
     
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    FWIW: Information on the HCN2 protein being discussed:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HCN2

    Looks interesting. Ion channel signalling is mentioned. Not that I know anything at all about that but have seen mentioned here.
     
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    duncan Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ion channel signalling seems to be one of the few new medical frontiers. I think it's great more and more researchers are looking. I think it's appalling so little is known. To be fair, you need money to do research, and to get money earmarked you need a critical mass of interest.
     
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    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Whether the compound(s) that will be developed will be effective (note how much the FDA-approved fibro drugs were over-hyped by the medical community for years before the real-life, rather poor efficacy was teased out) will remain to be seen.

    I'm not a fan of the one-shot, "take this magic pill" approach.

    Yet, the basic research is a good idea.
     

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