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May 04 2016
Knockout of WNK1 splice variant implicated in human disorder protects animals from pain, via effects on potassium-chloride co-transporter, restoration of GABA inhibitory action
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Apr 15 2016
A second study hints at how mindfulness reduces acute pain
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Apr 07 2016
Clinical trial finds repeated injections are effective and safe, particularly in patients with more severe allodynia and greater nerve fiber density
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Mar 31 2016
Activation of parvocellular oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus improves inflammatory pain
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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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Jan 21 2016

On January 21, Gavril Pasternak gave a talk on the promise of mu opioid receptor splice variants as a path to safer opioid...

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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
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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
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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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Jun 26 2015
By: Ted Price
While ERK is a well-known contributor to pain sensitization, isoform and...
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Jun 22 2015
This study by Nicol et al. uncovers a novel player, G protein receptor 84...
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Jun 12 2015
In addition to this report, an elegant study co-led by Greg Neely and...
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