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Dec 19 2014
News story on small-fiber neuropathy, paper on central TRPV1 grab the most views
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Dec 12 2014
Two groups use different strategies to create diverse populations of sensory neurons
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Dec 11 2014
Story Landis, Francis Collins, and others discuss issues in special symposium at Neuroscience 2014
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Dec 08 2014
Acute morphine treatment prolongs post-injury nerve pain via microglial signaling, according to a study presented at Neuroscience 2014
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6 Mar 2015 to 7 Mar 2015
Sheraton Kauai, HI
The European Pain Federation EFIC in cooperation with Grünenthal
Deadline for applications:
31 Dec 2014
Research Institute Sant Pau Hospital & Autonomous University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

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Dec 17 2014

PRF will host a webinar with Seena Ajit, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, US, on Wednesday, January 14, at...

Dec 10 2014

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


Recent Comments

Dec 11 2014
This work has now been published:  Piezo2 is the major transducer of...
Nov 21 2014
I really like this new paper from Lavanya Moparthi and colleagues that...
Nov 03 2014
The study by Zhang et al. is exciting to me for two reasons. One is that...
Nov 03 2014
I read the paper by Dr. Zhang et al. with great interest. They showed IGF-...
Oct 30 2014
There has been considerable recent interest in possible autoimmune...
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...

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