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Sep 16 2014
Researchers modify expression of genes with CRISPR technology
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Sep 16 2014
Neuroscientists use CRISPR technology to edit genome of any species
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Sep 11 2014
Ubiquitin-removing enzyme USP5 regulates Cav3.2 levels, pain in mice
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Sep 05 2014
Dehydrogenase clears aldehydes from tissues, lessens pain in rodent models of inflammation
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Community & Resource Updates

29 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
NIH Office of Disease Prevention, Bethesda, Maryland
American Pain Society
Letters of Intent (LOI):
30 Sep 2014
Letters of Intent (LOI) submission deadline: September 30, 2014
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

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Sep 10 2014

The PRF webinar with speaker William Schmidt is now available for viewing. Access the presentation and panel discussion below....

Aug 05 2014

Editors' Note: Alan Light, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, US, remembers the life and work of a pioneering pain researcher. We invite...


Recent Comments

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...
May 16 2014
SCN11A (and its protein product Nav1.9) now has its due recognition...
May 15 2014
I think it is worth a mention here that Judy Foreman recently received the...
May 14 2014
I am pleased to add to Howard's remarks. Judy Foreman’s new book A Nation...
May 05 2014
These three papers (Maksimovic et al., 2014; Woo et al., 2014; Ikeda et al...
May 04 2014
Eating a hot chili pepper causes that immediate burning pain sensation...
May 02 2014
By: Dan Clauw
This study adds to the literature suggesting neurostimulatory therapies...

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