Pain Research Forum Highlights
Aug 19, 2020
Pain Research Forum Highlights Collection:
Isoflurane and ketamine engage a pain-suppression circuit controlled by GABAergic neurons in the CeA
Two-photon imaging study links changes in the structure of dorsal horn dendritic spines to neuropathic pain, in a mouse spared nerve injury model
Algorithm identifies and classifies characteristic expressions in response to emotional events; calcium imaging reveals neuronal underpinnings
Clinics move rapidly to virtual care
INTERVIEWS, PODCASTS AND BLOGS
Dr. Schweinhardt discusses what attracted her to musculoskeletal pain research, how to build an evidence base in chiropractic medicine, and much more.
What biological levels should be targeted to produce the most effective pain therapies: molecules, cells, circuits, or systems?
Are optogenetics and chemogenetics feasible approaches to pain treatment and, if so, how effective might they be?
Eight early-career pain researchers are taking part in PRF’s science communications training program, blogging about hot topics in pain research
Melissa Day, PhD, University of Queensland, Australia, discusses whether cognitive and mindfulness-based approaches for pain engender benefits via theorized, therapy-specific mediators or via shared, nonspecific therapeutic factors.
Katherine Martucci, PhD, Duke University, US discusses recent and ongoing research on human spinal cord activity related to pain and sensory processing; changes in spinal cord activity in individuals with chronic pain; and the effect of opioid use on spinal cord activity in individuals with chronic pain.