pain

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...

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...

Study points to role of nervous system in arthritis

Published: 13Jun2013

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

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...

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...

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