Oct 16, 2022

Harvard Medical Researchers Discover Surprising Protective Properties of Pain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, neuroscience

New research in mice illuminates how pain neurons shield the gut from damage.

Pain is one of evolution’s most effective mechanisms for detecting injury and letting us know that something is wrong. It acts as a warning system, telling us to stop and pay attention to our body.

But what if pain is more than just a mere alarm signal? What if pain is in itself a form of protection?

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