Caterpillar fungus could relieve OA pain

A drug from a parasitic mushroom that lives on caterpillars could be an new painkiller for people with osteoarthritis within the next six years, say Arthritis Research UK researchers. Dr Cornelia de Moor and her team from the University of Nottingham are exploring the painkilling potential of cordycepin which is a compound found in cordyceps mushrooms that ...

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