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Glial Ties to Persistent Pain

By | January 1, 2018

Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.

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image: Infographic: A Painful Pathway

Infographic: A Painful Pathway

By | 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: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body

By | January 1, 2018

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

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Targeting Sodium Channels for Pain Relief

By | January 1, 2018

The race to develop analgesic drugs that inhibit sodium channel NaV1.7 is revealing a complex sensory role for the protein.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Those We Lost in 2017

By | December 27, 2017

The scientific community bid farewell to a number of luminaries this year. 

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The New Species of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year

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Top 10 Retractions of 2017

By | December 18, 2017

Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper 

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2017’s Science News in Review

By | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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The Year in Science Policy

By | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

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