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Taiwan Scientists Find Aspirin, Opioid Alternative In Sea Coral

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Taiwanese researchers are looking at locally grown soft coral as a treatment for pain treatment. Researchers at National Sun Yat-sen University report they have been able to isolate capnellene from Kenya Tree Coral, an element capable of reducing neuropathic pain significantly. The researchers say the treatment offers an alternative to aspirin or opioids, making it non-addictive and without side effects. The capnellene treatment is reported effective in reducing pain associated with inflamed nerve cells, and the researchers have applied for a patent for their compound. (Click here for more
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