By identifying a molecule responsible for activating the body’s pain receptors, Professor Loren Martin of the University of Toronto Mississauga offers hope to the one-in-five Canadians reportedly suffering from chronic pain – and other sufferers worldwide.

Martin, a behavioural neuroscientist working in collaboration with colleagues from McGill University and the University of North Carolina, has determined that inhibiting one of the body’s proteins, known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), lessens the pain associated with nerve injury and inflammation in mice. Moreover, EGFR genetic mutations were also linked to the development o…
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