Neuroscientist Discovers Potential New Source for Pain Inhibition

Text size: research April 4, 2016 Dr. Ted Price A UT Dallas scientist has found a new neurological mechanism that appears to contribute to a reduction in pain. According to Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the discovery of neuroligin-2 as a cause exacerbating chronic pain is significant for the research community. Although the findings likely won’t immediately lead to new pain therapies, the findings offer a potential new therapeutic direction to investigate, he said. Price’s research on the topic has recently been published online in Pain, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The study focused on the body’s inhibitory networks — a series of biochemical reactions that decrease certain neurological activity, such as pain. Price said a…


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