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Study points to role of nervous system in arthritis

Reducing levels of nerve-growth factor may be a key to developing better pain treatments
Thu, 2013-06-13 15:14

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

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Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

Pioneering study reveals association of chronic pain and broad epigenetic changes.
Thu, 2013-02-14 10:25
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 researchers at McGill University. Epigenetics explores how the environment – including diet, exposure to contaminants and social conditions such as poverty – can have a long-term impact on the activity of our genes.

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