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#1 hazelm

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 10:38 AM

Using optogenetics activates CeAga neurons and turns off pain sensation.

 

https://www.scienced...p Science News)

 

Quote from article:  "Now the researchers are going to look for drugs that can activate only these cells to suppress pain as potential future pain killers, Wang said."

 

Question.  Another habit forming drug that some will abuse?  There is a fine line in pain.  Pain serves a purpose. Do we want it habitually turned off?


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#2 Flummoxed

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 03:10 AM

 

 

Question.  Another habit forming drug that some will abuse?  There is a fine line in pain.  Pain serves a purpose. Do we want it habitually turned off?

 

I guess if you have terminal cancer, you might like to be able to lose the pain on a permanent basis until you pop your clogs. 


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#3 hazelm

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:41 AM

I guess if you have terminal cancer, you might like to be able to lose the pain on a permanent basis until you pop your clogs. 

Right