Blunting pain’s emotional component: Blocking opioid receptor restores motivation

Pain researchers have shown in rodents that they can block receptors on brain cells that are responsible for the negative emotions associated with pain, such as sadness, depression and lethargy.

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Robert Gereau, PhD selected to prestigious Fellowship program

Robert Gereau, PhD is one of twelve experts in pain science and care selected to be Fellows of The Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: Communicating Science & Improving Care.

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Dr. Jose Moron-Concepcion has received a NARSAD Grant

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced its 2017 Independent Investigator grants

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Gereau develops implantable wireless devices that trigger- and may block- pain signals

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate and, in theory, block pain signals in the body.

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Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors

Researchers, led by Michael R. Bruchas, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, have influenced the behavior of mice using light, rather than drugs, to activate the reward response.

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