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Newly discovered astrocytes proffer a new mechanism of chronic pain control.

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Kyushu University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown colony of astrocytes in the spinal cord involved in a new mechanism for chronic pain control, providing a promising target for enhancing the therapeutic effect of drugs for chronic pain. Astrocytes are specialized immune cells in the brain that support and nourish neurons and their synaptic communication. These immune cells, otherwise known

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