Medical research

Researchers end decade-long search for mechanical pain sensor

Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the development of powerful new ...

Medical research

First treatment for pain using human stem cells a success

Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. The next step is to perform extensive safety ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why do people develop chronic pain?

Mood disorders and the discovery of a pain signalling organ in the skin could explain why chronic pain occurs—and how to treat it.

Medical research

Early prevention of neuropathic pain

An unpleasant tingling in the hands and feet, numbness, fuzzy and burning sensations—these symptoms may indicate a neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system. If the pain persists for several months, it is referred to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraine prevention in children and adolescents

Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled "Cinnarizine and sodium valproate as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic pain, a silent yet devastating disease in the workplace

In France, one person out of three suffers from chronic pain, including back, neck or neuropathic pain, sciatica and restless legs syndrome. According to academic research, 15 to 20% of the adult population suffers from mild ...

Neuroscience

The eyes are the window to the nervous system

Individuals who experience an unpleasant tingling in their hands or feet or who suffer from painful discomfort and numbness could be affected by a neuropathy—a disorder of the nervous system in which the nerve fibers become ...

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