Seeing Pain: New approach to diagnosing and treating nerve damage
Peripheral nerve injury, as a consequence of trauma, surgery, inflammation, or other causes, is a major medical problem. Diagnosis and treatment are still considered as unmet medical needs. This TED talk discusses exciting new paths to treating nerve damage. Chris McCurdy is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The reality of drug abuse is that people become addicted so quickly that withdrawal becomes intolerable and the addicts are stuck. McCurdy’s work is to rescue people from addiction to drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. He does this by working to make withdrawal more endurable and thus more likely to succeed. His work uses kratom, a mixture common in Southeast Asia used to treat more common ailments.
McCurdy, Chris, "Seeing Pain: New approach to diagnosing and treating nerve damage" (2015). TEDxUM. 22.