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November 2016
FDA Funds Study of Therapies for Pain, Addiction, Sedation
FDA Funds Study 
A team led by Robert H. Dworkin, PhD, in the department of Anesthesiology has been awarded five years of funding from the FDA for up to $4 million to speed the discovery and development of analgesic, anesthetic, addiction and peripheral neuropathy treatments for patients. Dr. Dworkin and colleague Dr. Jennifer Gewandter have attended the Foundation's International Research Symposia. Read more! 
Structure of Primary Cannabinoid Receptor is Revealed
Structure of primary cannabinoid receptor
New research is providing a more detailed view into the structure of the human cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. Key insights were found into how natural and synthetic cannabinoids including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - a primary chemical in marijuana - bind at the CB1 receptor to produce their effects. These findings give insight into designing safe and effective cannabinoid medications. Read more! 
High Folate Intake Linked with Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults with Common Gene Variant
High folate _B9_ intake
High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 availability.  Read more! 
How often have you heard someone say, "I've never even HEARD of peripheral neuropathy?" How many doctors have you encountered that knew little about the disease? How many times have others misjudged you because of symptoms they observed in you but didn't understand were associated with your peripheral neuropathy?
What if telling your story of neuropathy, touched one other person and helped them to better understand what their loved one was going through? What if your story made just one doctor better understand his patient? What if your story inspired someone else to tell theirs?
That's the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy's goal for this upcoming #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016 - to have you share your stories and increase awareness of peripheral neuropathy so that we may help all who suffer from the disease live better. On #GivingTuesday we want to build awareness and GIVE HOPE.

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