NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases plans to spend $1.5 million next year to fund a number of studies that will explore the molecular anatomy of pain receptors that are associated with pain in the urinary tract and pelvic region.

These studies will generate knowledge about the genes and gene and protein expression activities in patients who perceive chronic pain in the pelvis or urogenital floor, which is a primary feature of painful bladder syndrome (PBS) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS).

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