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Oct 09 2014
Appreciation of risks brings new guidelines and an initiative to research non-drug alternatives for pain
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Oct 09 2014
New systematic review previewed at World Congress on Pain looks at evidence base for different drugs
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Oct 08 2014
With Piezo mechanosensing channels, says Patapoutian at World Congress on Pain
Sep 28 2014
Upgrades improve navigability and usefulness of the weekly list

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23 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
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Oct 07 2014

PRF will host a webinar with Jim Pomonis, American Preclinical Services, Minneapolis, US, on Wednesday, October 29, at 1...

Oct 03 2014

This is the first in a series of Forum interviews with PRF’s...


Recent Comments

Oct 09 2014
“Why are opioids not very effective in neuropathic pain, or why do...
Sep 16 2014
Ed Perl was at the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS)...
Sep 02 2014
Ed Perl was a major figure in the development of the modern science of...
Aug 15 2014
This comment was coauthored by Christine Dobek, Queen’s University,...
Aug 14 2014
Viviana Gradinaru’s laboratory has published a fascinating article...
Aug 13 2014
In a recent article published in the Journal of Pain, Dobek and colleagues...
Aug 12 2014
Paracetamol (acetaminophen), discovered in the 1950s, is prescribed for a...
Aug 11 2014
For those of us who have been engaged in studies of primary afferents and...
Aug 07 2014
The study by van Gorp and colleagues addressed an important issue related...
Aug 06 2014
The news of Dr. Edward Perl’s death struck me like the loss of an...
Aug 06 2014
I am saddened to learn of Ed Perl's death.  Alan Light has composed an...
Aug 06 2014
This is an important paper, since fulranumab was the second most...
Aug 04 2014
Thanks for the webinar. I  run a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia...
Jul 17 2014
This comment was co-authored by Jonathan Lee, University of Birmingham,...
Jul 16 2014
By: Ted Price
This paper marks a very interesting advance for the field and furthers the...
Jul 14 2014
The hypothesis that has not been considered in this discussion is one...
Jul 07 2014
A paper describing this work has now been published: Connexin-43 induces...
Jul 02 2014
A blogger for Health Rising, a forum dedicated to fibromyalgia and chronic...
May 30 2014
Some researchers have expressed concern that a new NIH mandate calling for...
May 21 2014
By: Min Zhuo
This comment was co-authored by Tao Chen, University of Toronto, Canada...
May 16 2014
SCN11A (and its protein product Nav1.9) now has its due recognition...
May 15 2014
I think it is worth a mention here that Judy Foreman recently received the...
May 14 2014
I am pleased to add to Howard's remarks. Judy Foreman’s new book A Nation...
May 05 2014
These three papers (Maksimovic et al., 2014; Woo et al., 2014; Ikeda et al...
May 04 2014
Eating a hot chili pepper causes that immediate burning pain sensation...

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Research Resources

Information for the new researcher or veteran in the field, Pain 101 is our growing collection of topical articles on important issues in pain research. Check out our articles on modeling pain in lower organisms, the role of glia in chronic pain, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Our Pain Genes Resource will have the most up-to-date information on the genetics of pain sensitivity, risk of chronic pain and response to analgesics, presented in a format that makes it easy to keep current. We're in the process of pulling together data on the first  53 genes—you can help this resource grow by submitting new genes and studies. Stay tuned for more resources to come, including our Drug Pipeline database.