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Mar 30 2015
Mouse study reveals the cells have universal effect on nociception
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Mar 16 2015
Multi-study proof-of-concept method could provide “Go/Stop” decisions to streamline drug discovery
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Mar 03 2015
Highlights included sessions on CIPN, analgesic effects of exercise, and nuclear signaling and pain
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Feb 26 2015
Autocrine release from sensory terminals activates GABAB1 receptor
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18 Apr 2015 to 23 Apr 2015
The Westin Riverwalk - San Antonio, Texas
Registration Deadline:
17 Apr 2015
US National Vulvodynia Association
Laboratory of Alcoholism and Addictions Neuroscience, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, US

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Mar 26 2015

PRF will host a webinar with Stephen McMahon and Franziska Denk, King’s College London, UK, on ...

Mar 18 2015

On March 18, William Maixner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, gave a talk on what the present and future look...


Recent Comments

Mar 30 2015
By: Qiufu Ma
Exactly 50 years ago, Melzack and Wall proposed the gate control theory of...
Mar 23 2015
This elegant study results from a perfect collaboration between two well-...
Feb 24 2015
This comment was co-authored by David Ritter, Benjamin Zemel, and Angelo...
Feb 24 2015
At least half of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience chronic...
Feb 13 2015
Chronic pain is commonly associated with depressive mood. Conversely,...
Feb 09 2015
NEO6860, a “Modality-Specific” TRPV1 Antagonist: An Elegant...
Jan 26 2015
By: Rob Boell
A particularly useful systematic review that includes statistical analysis...
Jan 21 2015
This comment was co-authored by Marta Ceko, National Center for...
Jan 20 2015
This study provides in vivo evidence for reactive glial cells in the...
Jan 05 2015
By: Mark Hoon
How many different types of somatosensory neurons are there? It has been...
Dec 22 2014
This comment was coauthored by Tor Wager. We thank the Pain Research Forum...
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Dec 19 2014
Perl Memorial Lecture to honor the life and work of Dr. Edward Perl,...
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...

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