Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1127140]

Researchers: Prof Nicholas Spencer (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Simon Brookes

Brief description There has been substantial interest in the community for pain relief without opiates. This project demonstrates a new strategy to suppress pain at the source for prolonged periods, by suppressing activity in the sensory nerve endings that detect pain, not by acting in central pathways like opiates. To do this, we use a harmless virus to shut down a vital sodium channel for pain perception. These experiments use techniques that were recently developed in our lab and cant be performed elsewhere.

Funding Amount $AUD 652,792.77

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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