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Nov 29 2016
New technology opens virtual world for pain treatment
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Nov 21 2016
Chemogenetic technique to produce analgesia in mice also disrupts endogenous signaling
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Nov 09 2016
Control animals housed in same room but different cage as experimental animals experience pain hypersensitivity
news Research
Nov 03 2016
Tweaks to TrkA, a nerve growth factor receptor, explain lack of heat hyperalgesia in the animals
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Nov 23 2016

PRF will host a webinar with Brian Schmidt, New York University, US, on Monday, December 12, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Eastern (US) time...

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Nov 18 2016

On November 18, Kathleen Sluka gave a talk on her research on immune mechanisms underlying pain responses to regular physical...

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Recent Comments

Nov 11 2016
So, the big question I have is this. If this were true, and pervasive,...
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Oct 21 2016
To better treat pain, we require an understanding of the molecular...
Paper
Jul 26 2016
The new work reported by Rebecca Seal and colleagues indeed represents a...
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Jul 11 2016
In my opinion the first line of the sixth paragraph in Part 2 is key in...
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Jun 07 2016
Pain in infancy can have lifelong effects. In rodents, tissue injury in a...
Paper
May 29 2016
An interesting article which concludes that relief of pain by itself is...
Paper
May 16 2016
While several studies have previously demonstrated a role for the...
Paper
Mar 28 2016
Migraine is the third most common disease on Earth and the eighth most...
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Mar 07 2016
By: PRF Team
Editor's Note: The work, described above, from Cobi Heijnen and...
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Feb 01 2016
By: PRF Team
UPDATE: NEOMED has received approval from Health Canada to begin a phase...
Discussion
Jan 27 2016
I tend to agree with comments from both of the above commenters. A large...
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Jan 26 2016
The debate is still ongoing. After the criticisms by Davis et al. on...
Paper
Jan 13 2016
An elegant paper by Xu et al. reports a potential new strategy to treat...
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Dec 23 2015
Among the three main sodium channel alpha subunits present in nociceptors...
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Nov 19 2015
I agree with Dr. Bhagat: for local anesthetics to block voltage-gated...
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Nov 12 2015
Local anesthetics are the backbone for any dental treatment. The effects...
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Nov 02 2015
I have only had experience using three-chambered conditioned place...
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Nov 02 2015
I have done place preference experiments in both types of boxes over the...
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Oct 19 2015
This comment was co-authored by Michael Fleming, University of...
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Sep 28 2015
Thanks for a great article Rosemary. This is an important topic, and one...
Discussion
Sep 18 2015
By: Ted Price
This is yet another fascinating paper from Jon Levine’s lab on...
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Aug 18 2015
The range and quality of Texas pain researchers (including ex-Houstonian...
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Aug 17 2015
The article by Martikainen et al. provides evidence to suggest enhanced...
Paper
Aug 10 2015
The authors present the first functional MRI study of spinal cord tactile...
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