Pages related to "chronic pain"

Pages related to "chronic pain"

In June 2018, NIH rolled out the Research Plan for the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to the opioid crisis. We are now excited to announce the publication of over 30 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2019.


What:  On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at a press conference at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual Meeting, National Institutes of Health directors will discuss how NIH is marshalling resources, primarily through the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, to come up with short- and long-term solutions for countering the pain and opioid crisis.

Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.

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The discovery, from the UNC School of Medicine lab of Mark Zylka, PhD, offers pain researchers a new, precise target to treat inflammation associated with neuropathic pain.

September is Pain Awareness Month. We all experience pain from time to time, but for many Americans pain is a chronic and difficult-to-treat condition. In my prior experience as a practicing neurologist, I witnessed the immense suffering that severe chronic pain causes. The most indelible memory is of a teenager with syringomyelia, a progressive enlargement of the spinal cord’s central canal, who was partially paralyzed but worse, experienced continuous severe burning pain. Imagine how frustrating to know that nothing helped the pain.

Discussion: Enhance our understanding of the complex neurobiological mechanisms of pain and accelerate the development of novel pain treatments.

Public-Private Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis