Substance Use Disorders Linked to COVID-19 Susceptibility

A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications. The research, published in Molecular Psychiatry , was co-authored...
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Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System and Legacy Instruments in Multiple Domains Among Older Veterans With Chronic Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (cLBP) results in significant physical, psycho-social and socioeconomic burden. Identifying efficient and reliable patient reported outcome measures is critical for research and clinical purposes. T...
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NIH HEAL Offers Quantitative Evaluation of Myofascial Tissues: Potential Impact for Musculoskeletal Pain Research Workshop

The free two-day virtual workshop, jointly organized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH, will take place online Sept...
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NIH Convenes Virtual Consortium on Advances in Pain Research

On June 3, the NIH Pain Consortium will convene the 15th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research as an all-virtual WebEx event. The symposium, " Technologies for Improved Understanding and Manag...
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Looking to the Future with Dr. Francis Collins

Speaking at the University of Alabama, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, shared his picks of 10 "areas of particular excitement and promise" in biomedical research, including improv...
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AAPM Member Participation in November IPRCC Meeting

On November 18, AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, participated in the NIH Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee meeting as an ad hoc committee member. The meeting was webcast and archived. 

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Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee Meeting - November 2019

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee will hold its next meeting on November 18, 2019, and will be available on a videocast. For more information.  
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NIH Study in Mice Explains How Brain Can Turn Pain Signals Up or Down

A new study in mice uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain's circuitry. The study, published in Cell Reports , was conducted by resear...
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AAPM Leaders Awarded NIH Heal Initiative Funds

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiat...
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NIH to Investigate Minor Cannabinoids and Terpenes for Potential Pain-Relieving Properties

Nine new research awards totaling approximately $3 million will investigate the potential pain-relieving properties and mechanisms of actions of the diverse phytochemicals in cannabis, including both minor cannabinoids a...
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Request for Information: Guidance on Current Education Curricula for Health Care Professionals Regarding Pain and Opioid Misuse and Use Disorder

NIH has issued a Request for Information to gather input from the scientific research and medical education communities and the general public regarding the Centers for Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) program, gene...
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A Shot at Blocking Addiction

With the help of a NIH grant, University of New Mexico researchers are developing a vaccine that would block opioids from acting in the brain, a treatment that could play a key role in overcoming addiction. 

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NIH to Test Experimental Drug to Curb Opioid Cravings

A clinical trial of an experimental drug designed to treat cravings associated with OUD has begun in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The Phase I trial in healthy adults will assess the safety of the experimental compound, ANS-6637, and how it is processed in the body when given with another drug that is processed by the same liver enzyme pathway. 

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