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
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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AP (Apr. 20, 2016) It used to be thought that newborns and especially preemies were too young to feel pain. But pediatric experts say even now preemie pain relief efforts are often inadequate. Many hospitals are ... 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
July 28, 2016 Researchers have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for ... read more
July 28, 2016 A protein discovery offers a possible test for ovarian cancer, report scientists. The research team also identified an enzyme vital to ovarian cancer growth and spread, offering a target for new ... read more
July 28, 2016 An international team of researchers has discovered the mutation responsible for a rare, newly identified genetic disorder that causes craniofacial abnormalities and developmental delays. The ... read more
July 28, 2016 Researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so far had ... read more
July 29, 2016 Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac ... read more
Apr. 25, 2016 Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain. The study was designed to ... 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