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Relieving pain: Removing ribs

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Could permanently removing a rib permanently relieve pain? One woman is living proof it can happen. See how this surgery changed her life.


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RAW VIDEO: London Science Exhibition Explores the Future of Feeling Pain

RAW VIDEO: London Science Exhibition Explores the Future of Feeling Pain

EFE (Nov. 7, 2012) — Scientists have been exploring new ways of coping with pain for many years and are now sharing their discoveries with the world in an exhibition at the London's Science Museum named "Pain Less: The Future of Relief," which opens on November 8. One of the more attractive aspects of this exposition is the study of how DNA affects the intensity with which we feel pain. Other surprising elements range from the use of venom (spiders, snakes, scorpions) as anesthetics to personal stories from people who face chronic pain on a daily basis.
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Doctors Use Brain Scans to "See" Pain

Doctors Use Brain Scans to "See" Pain

AP (Apr. 10, 2013) — 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.
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Building a Spine for Aulana

Building a Spine for Aulana

Ivanhoe (June 3, 2013) — Doctors use a little girl’s ribs to build a new spine! See how this innovative surgery is making life easier for a special kid.
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Person Who Feels No Pain Could Lead to New Painkillers

Person Who Feels No Pain Could Lead to New Painkillers

Buzz60 (Sep. 16, 2013) — Researchers in Germany say thanks to a person who suffers from congenital analgesia, the inability to feel physical pain, they've identified the gene mutation that disrupts pain. Jen Markham explains why the discovery could lead to improved painkillers.
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