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April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis implantation in a mouse model, a new report ... read more

Potential New Source for Pain Inhibition Found

Apr. 4, 2016 — A new neurological mechanism has been found that appears to contribute to a reduction in pain. According to the researchers, the discovery of neuroligin-2 as a cause exacerbating chronic pain is ... read more

Use of Peripheral Nerve Blocks Associated With Improved Joint Replacement Outcomes

Apr. 1, 2016 — The use of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) is associated with better outcomes following hip and knee replacement, according to a study. Researchers compiled data on more than one million joint ... read more

For Young Adults, Sleep Problems Predict Later Pain Problems

Mar. 31, 2016 — For at least some groups of 'emerging adults,' sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, suggests a ... read more

Spinal Cord Regeneration Might Actually Be Helped by Glial Scar Tissue

Mar. 30, 2016 — Few neuroscientists question the idea that scar tissue formed by glial cells after brain or spinal cord injury impedes regrowth of damaged nerve cells. But now, working in mouse models, a team of ... read more

Researchers Identify New Cause of Inherited Neuropathy

Mar. 23, 2016 — Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is a family of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system, affecting approximately one in 2,500 Americans. Its most common iteration, CMT1, comes in many forms, ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Researchers have identified a molecular signal, known as 'neuregulin-1,' which drives and enables the spinal cord's natural capacity for repair after ... read more

Traditional Measures of Inducing Pain Refuted in Exercise Experiments

Mar. 14, 2016 — People who are ready to engage in greater amounts of pain perform better in exercise activities, research shows. This indicates that traditional methods of measuring pain in experiments -- such as ... read more

Neurofeedback Reduces Pain, Increases Quality of Life for Cancer Patients Suffering from Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new study evaluating the use of neurofeedback found a decrease in the experience of chronic pain and increase quality of life in patients with neuropathic pain, researchers ... read more

Women Suffer More Neck Pain Than Men

Mar. 8, 2016 — Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a new ... read more

30 Small Neurons Join Forces Against Pain

Mar. 3, 2016 — Oxytocin plays a crucial role in modulating the response to pain, but until now the process leading to its release was unknown. Scientists have just identified a new pain control center situated in ... read more

New Pain Relief Technique for ACL Knee Surgery Preserves Muscle Strength

Mar. 3, 2016 — Anesthesiologists can significantly reduce loss of muscle strength in ACL knee surgery patients using a new pain management technique, a new study has ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Nerve ultrasound has rapidly developed into becoming a more precise and easily applied diagnosis tool. People suffering from injuries of peripheral nerves and require reconstructive plastic surgery ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — A specific molecule involved in maintaining pain after a nerve injury has been identified and blocked in mice by researchers. These results reveal a promising therapeutic strategy for treating ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — When venom from animals such as spiders, snakes or cone snails is injected via a bite or harpoon, the cocktail of toxins delivered to its victim tends to cause serious reactions that, if untreated, ... read more

Specific Gene Network Found That Promotes Nervous System Repair

Feb. 19, 2016 — Injured nerve cells in the limbs (the peripheral nervous system or PNS) can regrow and repair. Nerve cells in the central nervous system (CNS) -- brain and spinal cord -- cannot. Now a network of ... read more

Tailored Acupuncture Lessens Pain Intensity in Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia)

Feb. 15, 2016 — Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the chronic pain condition, ... read more

Delirium, Muscle Weakness Among Overlooked Symptoms of Sepsis

Feb. 15, 2016 — Delirium, muscle weakness and other neurological complications of sepsis often are overlooked and poorly understood, according to a study. Sepsis is the 11th leading cause of death in the United ... read more

Blocking Stress Protein Relieves Chronic Pain in Mice

Feb. 10, 2016 — A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new research. The study reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also ... read more

Newer Pain Management Strategies Can Lead to Quicker, Shorter Recovery After Total Knee Replacement

Feb. 8, 2016 — According to a new literature review , a team-based care approach (consisting of the patient, family members, the orthopaedic surgeon and other medical practitioners) on total knee replacement (TKR) ... read more

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