Posts Tagged 'anesthetic'

General Anesthetic Induces Slow Oscillations, Disrupts Brain Communication

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Little is known about general anesthetics, the drugs that put patients in a coma-like state, feeling no pain or discomfort while being operated on. A new study shows that these classes of drugs change the activity of a specific region of the brain and make it more difficult for the parts to communicate.

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Light-Switched Anesthetics Allow Researchers to turn Pain Nerves On and Off

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A new study published in the journal Nature Methods, shows that a novel local anesthetic developed by a group of researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Münich, and the Université de Boardeaux, can be switched on and off using different wavelengths of light, allowing a much finer control of which nerves are blocked.

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