Scientists reported Wednesday they were able to "see" pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell if a drug was relieving it. The research is in its early stages, but it opens the door to a host of possibilities.
AP (May 26, 2015) An ambitious study is testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's. In addition to brain scans checking for amyloid build up, researchers are looking ... watch video
Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning ... watch video
Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) If you suffer from chronic pain, learning how to effectively communicate with your doctor is key. Dr. Mel Pohl shares three tips for women who are seeking care for chronic ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 21, 2014) A new study suggests four different genes could affect your pain threshold most. Researchers hope this could lead to better treatments for pain.
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Dec. 1, 2015 Researchers are learning more about how an ancient “error correction” system in the human genome helps protect the body against HIV, in hopes that their latest discovery may help in the fight ... read more
Dec. 1, 2015 New research breaks with existing knowledge about how our immune system works. The new experiments have shown how the body mobilizes a hitherto unknown defense against viruses and bacteria. This also ... read more
Dec. 1, 2015 Scientists are currently in South Africa putting together a unique medical imaging platform which could improve treatment for millions of cancer sufferers by making proton therapy a viable ... read more
Nov. 26, 2015 The effect of a widespread genetic variant that increases the risk for childhood asthma can be neutralized, say scientists. A new study shows that young infants are particularly responsive to the ... read more
Nov. 10, 2015 New evidence has been found that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. The study used a two-pronged approach -- pain ratings and brain imaging -- to determine whether ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Over the last decade, neuroscientists have largely come to believe that physical pain and social pain are processed by the brain in the same way. But a new study shows that the two kinds of pain ... read more
Apr. 10, 2013 For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado ... read more
Apr. 5, 2011 Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research. For the study, healthy volunteers who had never meditated learned a meditation technique known as focused ... read more