Aug 03 2021
A recent IASP Pain Research Forum virtual seminar got to the heart of understanding and responding to patient distress during conversations about pain and pain management.
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Jul 06 2021
A new wireless sensor measures scratching while patients sleep.
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Jul 01 2021
Behavioral and electrophysiological findings support a complex picture of pain in invertebrates.
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Jun 22 2021
A new study uses a battery of pain models in mice to implicate TRPC5 in inflammatory mechanical and spontaneous pain; results from human tissue suggest translational potential.
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Aug 04 2021

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May 26 2021
So does it mean that there might be a confounding factor in all pain...
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It's fascinating to discover that only few astrocytes in the amygdala are...
Feb 03 2021
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Aug 15 2020
Professor Harold Merskey, who was the chair of the original IASP...
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Modified pain definition: An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience...
Jul 23 2020
Introducing the word "resembling" in relation to "the unpleasant sensory...
Jul 16 2020
The revised definition of pain has now been published in PAIN, along with...
May 15 2020
You may wish to have a look at some more recent updates of this paper: [1...
Mar 06 2020
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Feb 24 2020
An unexpected finding in this study was that CCI increased rather than...
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Sep 30 2019
The pain threshold for each individual differs, which makes it more...
Sep 30 2019
In his introductory remarks, although Murat Aydede1 mentions the...
Sep 30 2019
Wonderful paper. Have the researchers found any evidence for differences...
Sep 14 2019
The news article states: "But one thing most agree on is that the...
Jul 13 2019
In this elegant study, the authors compare lidocaine injection of the...
Apr 01 2019
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In the accompanying paper, Bennett, Serra, and Tracey make an important...
Mar 29 2019
Negus and colleagues have provided a useful in-depth review of the broad...
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