Ocean Coral 'Offers Pain Therapy'
Source: BBC News
August 4, 2009
A compound harvested from soft coral off the coast of Taiwan could provide a new treatment for pain from intractable nerve damage, experts say.
Traditional painkillers like aspirin and even morphine often do little to take the edge off neuropathic pain. But research in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests Capnella imbricata, or Kenya Tree Coral, could provide relief.
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