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Scientists use lasers to understand why people suffer pain

Lasers and a light-sensitive protein from algae are helping scientists unlock the reasons why about a third of Albertans suffer from chronic pain. It could potentially lead to new painkilling drugs that aren’t addictive, says Gerald Zamponi, PhD, senior associate dean for research at the Cumming School of Medicine and a member of the faculty’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Grant supports groundbreaking research into how chemicals affect developing brains

A recipient of the 2016 NSERC grants, this funding supports Deborah Kurrasch's groundbreaking work on how chemicals in consumer plastics affect developing brains.  Kurrasch is one of 118 UCalgary researchers to receive federal government funding for fundamental research. Watch Video of research involving zebrafish in Kurrasch lab.

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