Topic List : Pain
Tiny wireless device could help researchers study chronic pain
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists and engineers is creating a small wireless device that could improve studies of chronic pain.
Beth Darnall discusses "Less Pain, Fewer Pills"
During this podcast, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, discusses her new book, “Less Pain, Fewer Pills,” which is aimed at helping the millions of sufferers regain control over their chronic pain without the use of opioids.
New drug promises relief for inflammatory pain, scientists say
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Study reveals brain mechanism behind chronic pain’s sapping of motivation
Mice suffering chronic pain undergo a change in brain circuitry that makes them less willing to work for a reward, even though they still want it.
Sean Mackey on the science of pain
Predicting, preventing and alleviating pain is the mission of Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, associate professor of anesthesia.
Melanie Thernstrom on The Pain Chronicles
Chronic pain, according to a recent report by the nonprofit Mayday Fund, afflicts more than 70 million Americans and costs the economy $100 billion per year.