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Equality need not be painful

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

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Published on : 13 Jul 2016

His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

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 our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain—which is by far the most prevalent human health condition—and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2015

McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2014

Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

“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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Published on : 22 Apr 2014