Ji Zhang featured in International Innovation

Ji Zhang

Ji Zhang was recently featured in an article in International Innovation Healthcare

Chronic Pain Conferences available online

Serge Marchand

Want to learn more about chronic pain? Université de Montréal organised a series of conferences, as part of the "Belles Soirées" series of lectures, about chronic pain.
You can see the five conferences of this series, including one by Serge Marchand, on the website of the Faculty of Medecine of université de Montréal.

Fernando Cervero publishes «Understanding Pain» from MIT Press

Fernando Cervero

Fernando Cervero has published a new book, "Understanding Pain - Exploring the perception of Pain".
Dr. Cervero was also recently featured in a story by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

Terence Coderre: can chronic pain be forgotten?

Terence Coderre

Can one forget chronic pain? Terrence Coderre studies how pain is recorded by the nervous system, and is looking for ways of erasing the memory of pain. He has discovered that the protein kinase PKMzeta could be a promising therapeutic target to diminish chronic pain. More details in this article from McGill News and this report from Global Montreal.

McGill Mini-Science 2012 on pain - videos available

McGill Mini-Science logo

McGill Mini-Science 2012 titled "OUCH! - The science of pain from onset to relief" took place recently. Download or view in itunes or read some Q&A's (find them in the McGill Faculty of Science blog, posted in April and May 2012)

Jeffrey Mogil and collaborators show the P2X7 protein plays a critical role in pain sensitivity

Jeffrey Mogil

Jeffrey Mogil, from McGill, and Michael Salter, from University of Toronto have recently demonstrated dans the sensitivity to pain of a mouse feels depends on the form of the protein P2X7 it carries. Better yet, they have shown they can block pain by blocking this protein. The same variants of P2X7 are associated, in humans, to variable pain sensitivity. Learn more about the discovery in a recent article from Le Devoir (in French only)

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