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Intensive care patients speak with their eyes

Intubated, ventilated, unable to speak: due to their condition, many critically ill patients in intensive care are unable to express themselves. They can only communicate their wishes and needs, descriptions


New spinout Empower Therapeutics sets its sights on reducing pain ‘chronification’

The University of Birmingham, UK, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have created a new spinout, Empower Therapeutics, to commercialise a simple, reliable electroencephalography (EEG)-based biomarker for pain sensitivity.  The biomarker


Kids’ TV teaching children wrong lessons about pain

Children engrossed in popular kids’ TV programmes such as Peppa Pig, or films like Toy Story or Frozen, are exposed to up to nine incidents of pain for every hour


Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain

According to a new study, people who inherited the Neanderthal variant of the ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is


McGill researchers end decade-long search for mechanical pain sensor

Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for


A more accurate way to gauge pain in mice, yielding potential to help chronic pain patients

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behaviour to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University–Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues


Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display a lessened ability to govern


Scientists successfully tune the brain to alleviate pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that if the brain is ‘tuned-in’ to a particular frequency, pain can be alleviated. Chronic pain – pain


Smiths Medical launches new wireless ambulatory infusion system

Smiths Medical launches new wireless ambulatory infusion system   Smiths Medical announced in April that it has launched the CADD®-Solis Pain Management System with wireless communication capability in Ireland and the


Psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans

Psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans Hispanic Americans report fewer pain conditions compared with non-Hispanic white or black Americans, according to a critical review and analysis of more than 100