Recent Highlights

Playing “LEGO” with Botulinum Toxin: A Potential Alternative to Opioids?
A new study shows that modifying the toxin using a LEGO-like “protein stapling” technique can ease pain in mice.

A New Explanation for Itchy Eyes
Researchers identify nerve cells that cause itch in the eyelids of mice.

Coming Together to Put Patients First in Headache Treatment
A diverse group of stakeholders launch a patient-centered initiative that aims to overcome the stigma and other factors hampering care.

Studying Low Back Pain in Animals—and Treating It Too
Researchers use a new “biomaterial” to ease intervertebral disc pain in rats.

Expectations Versus Reality: Spinal Surgery Does Not End Opioid Use for Pain
A new study reports that fewer than one in ten patients on long-term opioids before their operation discontinue the drugs post-surgery.