Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.
TID: 985 VID: 9 MeSH ID: Q000033 Mesh Name: anatomy & histology
A group of scientists at UCSF has discovered that a tiny molecule in the fly’s brain govern the behavior of males who go on a drinking binge after female fruit flies reject their sexual advances.
Hormones shape our bodies, make us fertile, excite our most basic urges, and as scientists have known for years, they govern the behaviors that separate men from women. But how?
Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and UCSF have identified a cleaver-wielding protein that frees some tumor cells, allowing them to further misbehave. The discovery points to a new target for therapy.