BMC Pain videos

University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Pain Visualization Projects: Videos

Many students from the Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto have worked with pain researchers, including many QPRN members, to illustrate and explain different forms of pain. On this page, we showcase animations that were created by BMC students as Master's projects, and that are the result of collaboration with pain experts.

Several of these projects were co-funded by the CIHR Strategic Training Program entitled "Pain from molecules to community", and by the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain.

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Many of these videos are included in the QPRN Youtube channel

More projects, websites and other interactive media can be found on the BMC Pain Visualization Projects page

Lin 2014
Chronic Low Back Pain:
Understanding lower back structures and treatment approaches

© Jean YiChun Lin, M.Sc.BMC 2014
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Mark Ware, McGill University

 

Qu 2013
Macrophages in Neuropathic Pain:
Therapeutic treatment based on selective targeting of cytokine-secreting macrophages

© Joy Qu, M.Sc.BMC 2013
Co-Supervisors: Marc Dryer, University of Toronto, Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and Ji Zhang, McGill University

 

Chan 2011
Visualization of the endocannabinoid signaling system

© Leanne Chan, M.Sc.BMC 2011
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Mark Ware, McGill University

 

Cheung
Metastatic bone pain

©Geoffrey L. Cheung , M.Sc.BMC 2010 Contact
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Philippe Sarret, Université de Sherbrooke

 

Corrin
Gentle Pain - Excitatory inhibition and tactile allodynia

© Michael Corrin , M.Sc.BMC 2006
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Yves De Koninck, Université Laval

Hui
Perpetual Pain - Nerve growth factor and its role in rheumatoid arthritic pain

© Joyce Hui, M.Sc.BMC 2011
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, McGill University

Nemethy
Peripheral Sensitization: a three-dimensional animation depicting the process nociceptive sensitization of the tooth pulp

© Kataryna Nemethy, M.Sc.BMC 2008 Contact
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Barry Sessel, University of Toronto

 

Park
The Sensory Gating Mechanism: a three-dimensional biomedical animation depicting persistent brain activity in pain patients and its central role in sleep disorder

© Susan Park, M.Sc.BMC 2009
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Gilles Lavigne, Université de Montréal

 

Raine
The molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the spinal cord of pain pathways

© Jason Raine, M.Sc.BMC 2004 Contact
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Michael Salter, University of Toronto

 

Trecroce
Chronic Pain in the Brain-Gut Axis

© Lorraine Trecroce, M.Sc.BMC 2010
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Karen Davis, University of Toronto

Wei
Opioid tolerance: a unique visualization depicting the process of receptor down-regulation and its involvement in the development of opioid tolerance.

© Dennis Wei, M.Sc.BMC 2009
Co-Supervisors: Linda Wilson-Pauwels, University of Toronto and
Louis Gendron, Université de Sherbrooke