Senior woman wearing a grey pullover, sitting on a bed, and holding her back.
Early Inflammation Protects Against Chronic Pain, Study Finds
Human data and experiments in mice challenge the common use of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat pain.
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Early Inflammation Protects Against Chronic Pain, Study Finds
Early Inflammation Protects Against Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Human data and experiments in mice challenge the common use of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat pain.

Human data and experiments in mice challenge the common use of anti-inflammatory drugs to treat pain.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, NICKYLLOYD

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The Right Chemistry, 1935
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2022
Percy Lavon Julian, a young, Black scientist working in Jim Crow America, gained international recognition after beating chemists at the University of Oxford in the race to synthesize the alkaloid physostigmine, used for decades as a treatment for glaucoma.
Black and white image of Jean Wilson in an office, wearing a lab coat.
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Lisa Winter | Jun 24, 2021
The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.
Steroid Drugs Are an Effective Treatment for Severe COVID-19: WHO
Catherine Offord | Sep 3, 2020
A meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials concludes that dexamethasone and other corticosteroids reduce 28-day mortality in seriously ill patients.
Insight into Dexamethasone’s Benefits in Severe COVID-19
Abby Olena | Jun 19, 2020
The steroid’s exceptional performance in early results from the RECOVERY clinical trial in the United Kingdom is a rational outcome of the drug’s anti-inflammatory effects, experts say.
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Amy Schleunes | Mar 17, 2020
A mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis reveals that a tiny protein in scorpion venom can deliver steroids to affected joints.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Emily Makowski | Mar 1, 2020
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Hormone Hangover
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Feb 1, 2016
Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39