VIDEO: Sunburn discovery could change pain drug history

King’s College London researchers found a molecule (CXCL5) in the body that controls sensitivity to pain from UVB irradiation (sunburn), and then in animal trials identified an antibody that appears to ‘neutralize’ pain-related over-expression of CXCL5. (See “Discovery of ‘stop hurting’ antibody foreshadows pain therapies to come” for details.) Here Prof. Stephen McMahon explains their excitement about what these discoveries could mean for treatment of chronic pain.

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