21:25 , Feb 14, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Poring over pain

Harvard Medical School researchers have figured out how to hijack the pores formed by bacterial toxins on nerves to deliver normally membrane-impermeable compounds into the cells and treat pain the pathogens cause. While the January...
07:00 , Sep 19, 2013 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Bacteria's painful truth

In a surprise finding likely to alter how neurologists, immunologists and microbiologists view infection-associated pain, a group at Boston Children's Hospital has shown that bacteria can directly trigger action potentials in pain fibers, leading to...