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New painkillers? April 15, 2009

Posted by rationalskeptic in Medicine.
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liposomeOnce again, Science gives us remedies for our suffering. A new study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that a new anesthetic can safely numb body parts for more than a week. The research was done on rats, but the findings suggest that it’s use in humans may be inevitable. “Kohane’s team took a potent numbing agent called saxitoxin and packaged it in tiny fat droplets called liposomes, which slowly leak the chemicals over time. ” (To read more click the image above.)

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[…] saxitoxin, the powerful paralytic at play in shellfish poisoning, into a promising next generation painkiller. By packaging the poison in specially engineered fat cells, scientists can turn it into a slow […]


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