Calcium in neurons is linked to chronic pain

04/24/2013 | Innovations-Report.com

German researchers reported in the journal Neuron that high levels of calcium in neurons may ensure cells have stronger links with other pain-conducting neurons and become more sensitive to painful stimuli. A team from Heidelberg University Hospital examined changes in the spinal cord and said the findings show how pain memory is formed, offering insight into efforts to control chronic pain.

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