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Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain


August 29, 2014

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When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly pull your hand away. Duke University researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in such pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.Full Story

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