Aug 29 2023
Opioid-Free Pain Relief with Arin Bhattacharjee
Effective, long-lasting, non-addictive pain relief—it sounds too good to be true. But thanks to the imagination (and perseverance) of University at Buffalo neuroscientist/pharmacologist Arin Bhattacharjee, it may be just around the corner. Bhattacharjee, a self-proclaimed “dreamer,” has developed a novel approach to pain, both acute and chronic, that could get FDA approval in as soon as two years. In this episode of Driven to Discover, host Ellen Goldbaum talks to Bhattacharjee about his journey from wannabe soccer pro to impassioned scientist, the research that led to a new understanding of pain, and the small yet powerful peptide that could not only transform millions of lives but also help lead us out of the opioid epidemic. Credits: Host: Ellen Goldbaum Guest: Arin Bhattacharjee Writer: Laura Silverman Production and editing by UB Video Production Group Coming on Sept. 26: Host Laura Silverman talks to legal historian Samantha Barbas about what could well be the next target in the Supreme Court’s reshaping of civil rights in America: New York Times vs. Sullivan, a landmark 1964 First Amendment ruling and the subject of Barbas’s latest book.