Thursday, October 04, 2007

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Follow-up to the five-alarm chili

And then, coincident with the chili terror report, we have this report in New Scientist:
Clifford Woolf and his colleagues at Harvard Medical School have now discovered a way of blocking just the pain neurons using capsaicin - the active ingredient in chilli peppers - along with a version of lignocaine that can’t diffuse through cell membranes unassisted.
So there you go: Eat Thai food. Happily, a new Thai restaurant has just opened in my neighbourhood. Bon appetit.

1 comment:

D said...

Let's just hope they roast their chilies in small batches, or you might wind up with the bomb squad there!