According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Now, scientists at the University of California, Davis (UCDavis) are using a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential pain relief benefits from tarantula venom, reports medicalexpress.com. Their goal is to find a therapeutic drug for those who suffer from chronic pain. To learn more about treatments for chronic pain, read “My medication for chronic back pain isn’t working. What are my options other than taking more drugs?” and “Pets Can Help Older Adults Cope With Chronic Pain.”
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