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Jul 21 2016
A recent PRF webinar examined dorsal horn mechanisms contributing to neuropathic pain
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Jun 28 2016
How plasticity creates a “pain biography”
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Jun 14 2016
APS Basic Science Shared Interest Group Dinner and Town Hall Discussion: Animal Models and Testing in Preclinical Pain Research
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Jun 06 2016
Nerve injury produces molecular footprints in spinal cord microglia in an animal model, possibly priming the cells for subsequent pain
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Jun 15 2016

On June 15, Reza Sharif-Naeini gave a talk on his recent research on dorsal horn pain circuitry (see...

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Apr 26 2016

On April 19, Camilla Svensson gave a talk on the potential pathogenic role of autoantibodies in the induction of pain in...

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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...
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May 29 2016
An interesting article which concludes that relief of pain by itself is...
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May 16 2016
While several studies have previously demonstrated a role for the...
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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
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UPDATE: NEOMED has received approval from Health Canada to begin a phase...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Aug 10 2015
The authors present the first functional MRI study of spinal cord tactile...
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Aug 03 2015
This comment was co-authored by David Seminowicz, University of Maryland,...
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Jul 23 2015
By: Ted Price
Inceoglu and Bettaieb et al. describe a previously unrecognized induction...
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Jun 26 2015
Since the 1970s, researchers have detected an increasing variety of neural...
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