pain

Equality need not be painful

Published: 13Jul2016

Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature

Brighter prospects for chronic pain

Published: 20Apr2016

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and...

American Placebo

Published: 6Oct2015

A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage.

His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

Published: 29Jun2015

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for...

New hope in the fight against pain

Published: 17Feb2015

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs...

The secret of empathy

Published: 15Jan2015

The ability to express empathy -- the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions -- is limited by the stress of being around strangers, according to a new study published today in the journal...

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