pain

Discovery reveals blocking inflammation may lead to chronic pain

Published: 11May2022

Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Their...

Sharif, Orlowski and Ferland labs publish collaborative study in PAIN

Published: 22Oct2020

Congratulations to the Sharif, Orlowski and Ferland labs on their recent publication in PAIN, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. 

Sex bias in pain research

Published: 21May2020

It is increasingly clear that male and female humans and rodents process pain in different ways. And that there are important differences in the underlying mechanisms involved at genetic, molecular...

McGill researchers end decade-long search for mechanical pain sensor

Published: 24Feb2020

Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the...

Men and women remember pain differently

Published: 10Jan2019

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research...

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...

Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Published: 14Feb2013

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...

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...

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