The removal of a certain class of potassium channels from the surface of nociceptors is believed to be a key factor in inflammatory pain signaling. Using gene interference to reduce the expression of these specific potassium channels on nociceptors, researchers were able to produce hyperexcitability in nociceptors resembling that seen in inflammatory pain signaling.
Chronic migraine sufferers saw significant pain relief after four weeks of electrical brain stimulation in the part of the brain...
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Controlled trial shows improved spasticity, reduced pain after smoking medical marijuana. A clinical study of 30 adult patients with multiple...
The findings in fruit fly larvae demonstrate the first known function for the sensory neurons and provide insights that could broaden the understanding of chronic pain syndromes in humans.
Researchers have isolated chills at a cellular level, identifying the sensory network of neurons in the skin that relays the sensation of cold. By better understanding the specific ways in which we feel sensations, scientists hope to one day develop better pain treatments without knocking out all ability to feel for suffering patients.
A new study supports growing evidence that the nervous system and nerve growth factor (NGF) play a significant role in arthritis. The findings also suggest reducing elevated NGF levels could be key in developing treatments for arthritis pain.
New research finds the pain of social rejection might not prompt the same brain response as physical pain, as previously thought.
Researchers find the opioid system responds to social rejection, not just physical pain.