Neuroscience

Understanding pain exacerbation with opioid use

A new study published in JNeurosci advances understanding of how the potent opioid analgesic fentanyl can increase pain sensitivity in animals. These findings could inform the development of treatments for chronic pain that ...

Neuroscience

Altered brain development, cognitive abilities in premies

Premature babies undergoing hundreds of life-saving procedures exhibit abnormal development of the thalamus and cognitive and motor impairments in the first years of life, according to a study published in the Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Higher pain expression tied to pro-nociceptive state

(HealthDay)—Sensory over-responsiveness (SOR) in otherwise healthy subjects is associated with a pro-nociceptive state, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in PAIN Practice.

Neuroscience

Ringing in the ears and chronic pain enter by the same gate

Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of "phantom" sensations. Scientists noted similarities between the two disorders more than thirty years ago. ...

Neuroscience

Surprising new role for calcium in sensing pain

When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly pull your hand away. Although scientists know the basic neural circuits involved in sensing and responding to such painful stimuli, they are still sorting out the molecular ...

Medical research

Congenital blindness results in lower thermal pain thresholds

An international team of scientists investigated whether congenitally blind subjects experience pain differently than sighted individuals. Their results, published in the current issue of Pain, reveal compelling evidence ...

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