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...

Equality need not be painful

Published: 13Jul2016

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

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...

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