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Scientists identify novel compound to alleviate pain and itch

07:11 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Medical Xpress

In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. Their new approach also reduces the potential for drug abuse and avoids the most common side effects—sedation and anxiety—of drugs designed to target the nervous system's kappa opioid receptors (KORs).

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