Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a gene silencing approach providing mice with a higher pain tolerance threshold while lowering their sensitivity to pain for sustained periods of time.

The researchers feel that in the future, this new approach might be able to offer a safer, non-addictive alternative to treating chronic pain compared to opioids.

“What we have right now does not work,” said the first author of the study, Ana Moreno, in a statement. Opioids can increase pain sensitivity over time, meaning patients need higher doses as time goes on. “There’s a desperate need for a treatment that’s effective, long-lasting and non-addictive.”

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a gene silencing approach providing mice with a higher pain tolerance threshold while lowering their sensitivity to pain for sustained periods of time.

The researchers feel that in the future, this new approach might be able to offer a safer, non-addictive alternative to treating chronic pain compared to opioids.

“What we have right now does not work,” said the first author of the study, Ana Moreno, in a statement. Opioids can increase pain sensitivity over time, meaning patients need higher doses as time goes on. “There’s a desperate need for a treatment that’s effective, long-lasting, and non-addictive.”

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