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a study from researchers at Duke University identifies a pain-suppression center in the brain possessing widespread projections to many pain-processing centers throughout the central nervous system. The team states this newly discovered brain center switches pain off and is located in the amygdala, often considered the home of negative emotions and responses, such as the fight or flight response and general anxiety.

Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience caused by stimulating nerve receptors contained within tissue damaged by trauma. Usually, the pain dissipates once the traumatic stimulus is removed and … Continue Reading Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.

Researchers link microglia activation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety and depression.

Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain … Continue Reading Researchers link microglia activation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety and depression.

Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.

In a new study from Saint Louis University, researchers discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine receptor can turn off pain signals in the spinal cord to provide relief from … Continue Reading Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.

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