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McGill Experts: National Pain Awareness Week

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:16

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Jeffrey Mogil awarded Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:13

The Mayday Fund has selected Jeffrey Mogil to be a fellow under the Mayday Pain & Society. He is one of six experts in pain management to receive the honour.

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Contact: Dionne Dougall-Bass
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Office Phone: 301-961-5803

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Contact: Nick Seaver
Office Phone: 301-280-5727
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The scent of a man

Mice and rats stressed by male experimenters; reaction may skew research findings.
Mon, 2014-04-28 11:07

Scientists’ inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Prof. Jeffrey Mogil
Organization: Department of Psychology
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Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans
Tue, 2014-04-22 17:09

“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Jeffrey Mogil
Organization: Department of Psychology
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Study points to role of nervous system in arthritis

Reducing levels of nerve-growth factor may be a key to developing better pain treatments
Thu, 2013-06-13 15:14

Arthritis is a debilitating disorder affecting one in 10 Canadians, with pain caused by inflammation and damage to joints.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Pioneering study reveals association of chronic pain and broad epigenetic changes.
Thu, 2013-02-14 10:25
Injuries that result in chronic pain, such as limb injuries, and those unrelated to the brain are associated with epigenetic changes in the brain which persist months after the injury, according to researchers at McGill University. Epigenetics explores how the environment – including diet, exposure to contaminants and social conditions such as poverty – can have a long-term impact on the activity of our genes.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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