Broadcast - Mini Science: The Chemical Conquest of Pain


Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.

Presented by Joe Schwarcz, Ph.D. (Director, McGill Office for Science and Society)

When you are in pain, nothing else matters. You just want relief. And the right chemicals can provide it. Tracing mankind's efforts to conquer pain makes for a fascinating romp through chemical history. Fret not, it is painless.