May 17 2018
Symposium at March 4-6, 2018, event featured discussion of underlying mechanisms of muscle pain in different animal models
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May 14 2018
TRPV1, TRPM3, and TRPA1 ion channels act collectively as a fault-tolerant mechanism in mice
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May 03 2018
New study finds MOR and DOR co-expression limited to small populations of dorsal and ventral horn neurons, and that these opioid receptor subtypes function independently to regulate pain
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May 01 2018
Two recent studies show that legalization is associated with decreased opioid prescribing, but many questions remain
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21 May 2018 to 22 May 2018
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
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14 May 2018
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21 May 2018
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH
Bethesda, Maryland, US

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Apr 24 2018

Edmund Keogh, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, UK, and is the deputy director of...

Jan 31 2018

On January 31, Frank Porreca gave a talk on kappa opioid antagonists for migraine and pain. After his talk, there was a panel discussion...


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May 15 2018
By: Mark Hoon
Four years ago, the labs of Patrik Ernfors and Sten Linnarsson from the...
Apr 17 2018
Pain in surgical joint instability models of osteoarthritis (OA) is...
Mar 30 2018
This is an interesting study that has demonstrated palmitoylation as a...
Mar 23 2018
This is a very interesting study from the labs of Andrew Todd and Mark...
Feb 12 2018
Dr. Clauw and his colleagues clearly favoured "centralized" as the third...
Feb 06 2018
The medial frontal cortex (MFC) contains multiple regions under intense...
Jan 17 2018
Editor's note: This comment is co-authored by Rafael González-Cano and...
Dec 18 2017
The Cell paper focused on the acute effects of the novel opioid agonists,...
Nov 26 2017
This is a very thorough study that examines a group of structurally...
Nov 05 2017
Surprising that the tendency for co-morbidity of different conditions did...
Nov 02 2017
I agree, low pH associated with infection, injury or ischemia will favor...
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Oct 06 2017
By: Ted Price
This comment is coauthored by Ted Price, Head of Neuroscience, UT Dallas;...
Jul 27 2017
Dr. Hesselink: Very interesting, thank you for sharing. I have often...
Jun 20 2017
This paper is quite important, also from a clinical point of view. It is...
Jun 18 2017
At the NeuPSIG at Gothenburg on the 17th of June, a poster was presented...
May 02 2017
This comment is co-authored by Andrey Ryabinin and Mary Heinricher, Oregon...
May 02 2017
I admit that I read the paper by Ryabinin and colleagues with interest,...
Apr 13 2017
This comment is co-authored by Andrey Ryabinin and Mary Heinricher, Oregon...
Apr 05 2017
By: Ke Ren
The authors report interesting findings that electro-acupuncture (EA) in...
Mar 22 2017
Conceptual illustration of Grp neuron function as a relief valve.
Mar 22 2017
By: Min Zhuo
In recent work by Brust et al., the authors report the identification of a...
Mar 20 2017
This is an excellent and very important article related to appropriate...
Jan 30 2017
I agree with Michael Gold’s comments pointing out that to accept the...
Jan 24 2017
Thank you for the publication and thanks to others for this lively...

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