Scientists Just Found a Previously Unknown Nerve Pathway For Pain
To ease the sting of a paper cut, most of us will instinctively pop the afflicted finger in the mouth and suck for a moment or two. We rub barked shins, cool blistered skin, and shake a crushed hand. And it might represent a completely different kind of pain.
A pathway of nerves recently identified in mice appears to be responsible for the sustained ache we experience after the initial shock of pain has faded, and it could help explain why some painkillers aren’t living up to expectation.
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