Researchers are approaching a new level of understanding for the neuropathic pain-relief mechanisms of gabapentin.
Peripheral nerves serve as pain's first messengers, firing action potentials as far as three feet to the spinal cord, where they alert the next nerve en route to the brain.
Michael Caterina recalls a graduate student in David Julius' University of California, San Francisco lab who often brought his collection of bottled hot sauces to lab parties, for tasting with guacamole and chips.
Pain Day at McGill University thankfully doesn't live up to its name.
The child's parents first realized something was wrong when their 4-month-old developed severe teething sores, and two months later those first teeth fell out.
TRP channels are involved in nearly every sense, including pain, taste, touch, and vision.
Pamela Flood says she's very excited about nicotine.
Repeated administration of morphine renders animals tolerant to the drug and hypersensitive to pain.
People have used marijuana and its derivatives to relieve pain as well as get high for thousands of years.
Pain research has been enriched by remarkable discoveries during the past three decades leading to an unprecedented understanding of underlying mechanisms.