Shocking: ‘Researchers discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the “wasabi receptor” in nerve cells, responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi and tears with onions. Scientists think it can be used for studying chronic pain and inflammation, and may lead to new kinds of non-opioid pain relievers.’

This is a very important story. A really interesting story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user mvea titled Researchers discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the “wasabi receptor” in nerve cells, responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi and tears with onions. Scientists think it can be used for studying chronic pain and inflammation, and may lead to new kinds of non-opioid pain relievers. is gaining some traction, having got 52 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by ucsf.edu) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:02:37 and has an ID of cucwys. Here are some comments people have already left (you may also comment below – we will publish anything reasonable):

  • “Couldn’t they just use wasabi?“, posted by the user Onironius at 2019-08-24 13:32:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Won’t do much for the psychological pain, which is really what drives opioid abuse.“, posted by the user cuban at 2019-08-24 11:40:39. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Isn’t this basically yet another example of “such and such compound from such and such animal/plant does a wonderful thing!” but then nothin… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Pit_of_Death at 2019-08-24 11:18:44. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Please god let this be true. Signed, someone with intractable chronic pain.“, posted by the user mrsbennetsnerves at 2019-08-24 10:41:45. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “You mean green horse radish. 99.9% of people have never actually had wasabi. It’s very rare and spoils extremely quickly. All of the green p… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user czarface404 at 2019-08-24 10:10:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I thought that tears while cutting onions was because Sulfuric acid was created by mixing some gas released by the onion and the tear liquid… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Alol0512 at 2019-08-24 07:18:58. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Interesting, I always assumed it worked through the same mechanism of action as hot peppers.“, posted by the user ScottFreestheway2B at 2019-08-24 06:53:10. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “And now I have to go buy wasabi almonds. Because they’re my crack.“, posted by the user urdadsM18TRE88 at 2019-08-24 05:44:12. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Wait, its a toxin right? How deadly is it though. If its low enough out liver and kidneys could possibly fight off the toxin but keep the de… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user subsonic_hypixia at 2019-08-24 05:31:37. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “And most likely a new class of weapons similar to pepper spray but more potent.“, posted by the user fakename5 at 2019-08-24 04:00:19. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

As this is a topic of great importance to our team here, I am digging deeper into this development and will post an update as soon as we are finished.

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