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New Pain Treatments from Sunburn Study

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 7, 2011 at 11:53 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Understanding the reason behind pain caused by sunburns could pave the way for novel treatments for arthritis and cystitis, scientists revealed.

Experts discovered a molecule in the body which is behind the soreness caused after exposure to the sun. 
 New Pain Treatments from Sunburn Study
New Pain Treatments from Sunburn Study
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This discovery brings hope of new treatments in the management of pain due to chronic conditions. 
 
Professor Steve McMahon, of King's College London, said: "This study isn't just about sunburn - we hope that we have identified a potential target which can be utilized to understand more about pain in other inflammatory conditions like arthritis and cystitis. I am excited about where these findings could take us in terms of eventually developing a new type of analgesic for people who suffer from chronic pain." 

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