'Hot' Substance In Chili Peppers Key To Killing Pain, University of Texas Study  
4/27/2010 7:48:29 AM

EurekAlert! -- SAN ANTONIO (April 26, 2010) — A substance similar to capsaicin, which gives chili peppers their heat, is generated at the site of pain in the human body. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered how to block these capsaicin-like molecules and created a new class of non-addictive painkillers.