What Chili Peppers Can Teach Us About Pain

U.C. San Francisco researcher and Breakthrough Prize-winner David Julius talks about capsaicin, opioids and snake vision

Scientific American
Sep 6 · 9 min read
A contestant lies in a chili-covered pool during a chili-eating contest on July 8, 2018, in China. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images

By Tanya Lewis

David Julius knows pain. The professor of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine has devoted his career to…

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