Jeffrey Mogil

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Published: 8Aug2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at...

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.

50th anniversary of "Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory"

Published: 17Nov2015

November 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking paper, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack, and the late Patrick Wall, which introduced gate-control...

Featured research stories of 2015

Published: 4Dec2015

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The real- and growing- effects of fake pills

Published: 27Oct2016

There is a placebo effect for both the patient who receives a placebo and the one who receives a real drug, according to Jeffrey Mogil, a professor in the department of psychology at McGill...

Jeffrey Mogil awarded Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship

Published: 20Aug2014

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.