New therapy for pain relief

Researchers have published a paper on a new approach to treating pain caused by inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The latest research supports their theory that blocking the function the molecule granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulation factor (GM-CSF), which operates as a messenger between cells acting at a site of inflammation, is highly effective for suppressing pain.

The rising incidence of inflammatory conditions in an ageing population highlights the need for new therapies to treat pain symptoms.

Read more at University of Melbourne