October 31, 2013

Scientists modify Botox for the treatment of pain

* Modified Botox could be used for the treatment of chronic pain and epilepsy
* A single injection could relieve pain for months
* The research could improve the quality of life for people who suffer from chronic pain conditions

Scientists have manufactured a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy.

A team of 22 scientists from 11 research institutes led by Professor Bazbek Davletov, now at the University of Sheffield, created and characterised a new molecule that was able to alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain.