UCLA's Magnetic Painkiller Tech Breakthrough
|UCLA's Magnetic Pain Relief|
It's a breakthrough in "mechanoceuticals" that treat medical conditions by physically forcing cells back into a healthy state. The UCLA painkiller technique uses magnetic fields to manipulate the microscopic activity of the human body to reduce pain. This is early stage research but very promising. It's important because chronic pain has been one of the biggest issues facing medicine for centuries. Right now, opiates offers the best relief but they are highly addictive. That's why this UCLA research breakthrough is of importance.
No Drugs Just Magnetic Fields to Relieve the Pain
No drugs are involved. UCLA bioengineers are using magnetic fields to control and alleviate pain. The magnetic painkiller controls proteins that mediate and deliver the pain signals that patients feel.
UCLA Team Approach
The team led by Prof. Dino DiCarlo has developed a gel-like material with microscopic magnetic particles. It can be injected into an area where a patient is experiencing pain from disease or injury. In essence, the magnetic field process controls the proteins in cell membranes to reduce the pain.
New Potential Treatments for Many Patients
This tech could provide a new way to therapeutic pain relief. The UCLA scientists believe it can be tailored for cardiac and muscle disorder pain and for traumatic injury patients. No drugs for pain relief … just breakthrough relieving tech.