The tender love of a mother not only helps sooth an infant's pain, it could also have an impact on early brain development, researchers say.
Infants who do not receive analgesics while undergoing treatment and tests in neonatal intensive care could have permanently altered future responses to anxiety, pain and stress in adulthood, a new study reports.
Researchers have successfully transplanted human neurons to treat symptoms of spinal cord injury in mice. The researchers believe this could pave the way for eventual treatment in humans.
According to a new study, injecting stem cells extracted from bone marrow could help provide lasting relief from chronic neuropathic pain.
New research finds the pain of social rejection might not prompt the same brain response as physical pain, as previously thought.
Focusing attention on a neural pathway starting at the periaqueductal grey region of the midbrain, researchers made a novel discovery about how dopamine generates different pain responses in male and female mice. Findings indicate dopamine may reduce pain sensitivity in males, whereas, in females, dopamine helps focus attention elsewhere in the presence of pain.