This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

Remote Electrical Neuromodulation (REN) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine

There is a significant unmet need for novel, effective, and well‐tolerated acute migraine treatments. Remote electrical neuromodulation (REN) is a non‐pharmacological, non‐invasive, acute migraine treatment that stimulat...
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A.I. Doctors Have a Trust Problem

Ethicists argue that A.I.-based medical services need to be evaluated and regulated in the same way as new drugs.

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Harnessing the Power of Placebo

Stanford University professor, athlete, and psychologist Alia Crum, PhD, discusses how our mindset can affect health behaviors and outcomes.

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Immersion in Virtual Reality Scenes of the Arctic Helps to Ease People’s Pain

Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a study has found.  

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Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants

University of Wisconsin–Madison biomedical engineers and their collaborators researchers have laid the groundwork for a new kind of neural interface system, using a type of electrode that can be injected as a liquid and ...
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University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation Survey Participation Opportunity

The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI), in collaboration with the FDA, is conducting research to better understand how compounded products are used in clinical prac...
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Neuropathic Pain in Advanced Cancer: Causes and Management

Abstract: Managing neuropathic pain in patients with advanced cancer can be challenging: it often requires an adjuvant analgesic and what works for one person may not work for another. Pain that is unresponsive to pharmacological approaches may require interventional procedures that are not usual in pain management. The effect of neuropathic cancer pain on patients is multidimensional and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Nurses play a key role in assessing the severity of the pain and its impact on quality of life, along with managing treatments.

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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Provides Pain Relief and More Effective Opioid Alternative in Animal Study

An international team of researchers has used nanoparticles to deliver a drug—one that previously failed in clinical trials for pain—into specific compartments of nerve cells, dramatically increasing its ability to treat...
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Use of Gabapentinoid Medications among US Adults with Cancer, 2005-2015

  Abstract: BACKGROUND:  Gabapentinoid use for long-term cancer pain control may be problematic, given unclear mechanisms of action and increased concerns for physical dependence. The purpose of this report is ...
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Sheffield Neuroscientists Reveal Link between Cell ‘Dark Matter’ and Chronic Nerve Pain

Sheffield Neuroscientists Reveal Link between Cell 'Dark Matter' and Chronic Nerve Pain A new study demonstrates for the first time a link between chronic neuropathic pain and levels of specific microRNA, part of the non...
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