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  1. Cellular optogenetics is a technique that allows researchers to use light to precisely control cell signaling and function in space and time enabling the investigation of mechanisms involved in disease processes. A research team has developed a novel way to make cellular optogenetic tools much easier to monitor and apply, and showed how they can be used to investigate the cellular side effects of medicines used to treat cancer.
  2. More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer neuropathic pain. At least 25% of those cases are classified as unexplained and considered cryptogenic sensory polyneuropathy (CSPN). There is no information to guide a physician's drug choices to treat CSPN, but a researcher recently led a first-of-its-kind prospective comparative effectiveness study.
  3. Researchers have carried out the first multi-centered, international, qualitative study exploring the athlete experience (in their own words) of sporting low back pain (LBP). The study found a culture of concealment of pain and injury in rowers, leading to poor outcomes for these athletes.
  4. Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as well.
  5. A 10-year study has found 'shrinking' tonsils results in far less pain and bleeding than a full tonsillectomy. The research paper looked at 608 children who underwent tonsil surgery between 2008 and 2018.