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Infographic: A Painful Pathway

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.

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image: Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation

Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.

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image: Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

By Mark R. Hutchinson | January 1, 2018

The acute pain that results from injury or disease is very different from chronic pain.

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image: January 2018 TS Crossword

January 2018 TS Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | January 1, 2018

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

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image: January 2018 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers

January 2018 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | January 1, 2018

See how well you did.

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Painful Realities

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Dave Thomas, a researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, talks about the harsh truths and frustrating complexity of pain and analgesia.

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image: Prospecting for Painkillers

Prospecting for Painkillers

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Cone snail venom researcher Mandë Holford discusses the therapeutic potential of toxins found in animals.

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image: Swearing Off Pain

Swearing Off Pain

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

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image: December 2017 TS Crossword

December 2017 TS Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | December 1, 2017

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

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image: December 2017 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers

December 2017 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | December 1, 2017

See how well you did.

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