Novel analgesic approaches: harnessing functional interactions between sodium channels and opioids [ 2017 - 2019 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Irina Vetter (Principal investigator)

Brief description Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects the life of one five Australians and has significant socioeconomic impact. Currently available pain killers often do not work, or have intolerable side effects. We have discovered that combination treatment with opioids and a novel venom-derived compound discovered by us provides effective pain relief. The aim of this project is to understand the mechanisms underlying this synergistic effect to develop new treatment approaches for pain.

Funding Amount $AUD 336,726.47

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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