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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Dec. 13, 2016 — For many patients with chronic pain, any light touch – even just their clothes touching their skin – can be agony. Scientists have found a possible new avenue for producing painkillers that ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — A novel method of treating phantom limb pain has been developed using machine learning and augmented reality. This approach has been tested on over a dozen of amputees with chronic phantom limb pain ... read more

With Promising Results from Emerging Therapies, Research Yields Hope for Amyloidosis

Dec. 1, 2016 — Two new treatments are showing promise and overall survival is on the rise for AL amyloidosis, according to a series of studies. Immunoglobulin light-chain amyloidosis (AL) is a rare, ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain ... read more

Nov. 25, 2016 — Scientists have revealed the mechanism for side effects such as fever and bone pain caused by G-CSF, which is widely used for peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell harvesting (PBSCH). This is an ... read more

Precise Nerve Stimulation Via Electrode Implants Offers New Hope for Paralysis Patients

Nov. 22, 2016 — Patients with spinal cord injuries might one day regain use of paralyzed arms and legs thanks to research that demonstrates how limbs can be controlled via a tiny array of implanted ... read more

Pain Sensors Specialized for Specific Sensations

Nov. 17, 2016 — Many pain-sensing nerves in the body are thought to respond to all types of ‘painful events’, but new research in mice reveals that in fact most are specialized to respond to specific types such ... read more

Compound Suggests Chronic Pain Treatment Without Opioid or Medical Marijuana Side Effects

Nov. 15, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found evidence that the brain’s cannabis receptors may be used to treat chronic pain without the side effects associated with opioid-based pain relievers or medical ... read more

Repurposed Drug May Offer Diagnosis, Treatment for Traumatic Nerve Damage

Nov. 14, 2016 — Researchers believe they have identified a new means of enhancing the body's ability to repair its own cells, which they hope will lead to better diagnosis and treatment of traumatic nerve ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — The tiny fruit fly can help humans investigate the genetic and neural bases of detecting painful or harmful cold stimuli and offer intriguing, potential implications for human health, according to a ... read more

Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain

Nov. 3, 2016 — If the brain is ‘tuned-in’ to a particular frequency, pain can be alleviated, scientists have shown for the first ... read more

Scientists Illuminate Key Molecular Player in Both Morphine Addiction and Rare Disease

Oct. 27, 2016 — In a remarkable “two for one” discovery, scientists have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in animal ... read more

Saving Sight in Glaucoma: Why the Brain May Hold the Key

Oct. 26, 2016 — What causes vision loss in glaucoma? There are two common answers that at first may seem disparate: the first is pressure, as in elevated ocular pressure, and the second is damage to the optic nerve, ... read more

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Oct. 25, 2016 — An experimental drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease by preventing inflammation and removing abnormal protein clumps in the brain that are associated with the disease, suggests a new ... read more

Surgical Repair of Phrenic Nerve Injury Improves Breathing

Oct. 25, 2016 — In people with breathing difficulties caused by phrenic nerve injury, surgical reconstruction of the nerve can lead to significant improvement in breathing and an increase in regular physical ... read more

Many Back Pain Patients Get Limited Relief from Opioids and Worry About Taking Them, Survey Shows

Oct. 23, 2016 — Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them, suggests ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy has been discovered by researchers, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the ... read more

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled ... read more

High Folate Intake Linked With Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults With Common Gene Variant

Oct. 12, 2016 — High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 ... read more

New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Oct. 6, 2016 — In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and ... read more

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