Terrence Coderre: glutamate receptor location in neurons important in pain processing

Professor Terrence Coderre, from McGill University, has recently published results in Nature Communications showing that pain hypersensitivity is associated with the migration of glutamate receptor to the interior of neurons, to the nuclear membrane, and that blocking these intracellular receptors resulted in pain relief in animals.

2016 McGill Pain Day competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Pain Day competition:

Best Poster - Human - Clinical:
Diana-Luk Ye 
Assessment of postoperative movement-evoked pain after spinal fusion surgery in adolescents during hospitalization: Preliminary results

Second prize - Human - Clinical:
Junie S. Carriere 
Perceived injustice and opioides for chronic noncancer pain: The role of pain behavior A Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) study

Mark Ware's research on medical marijuana featured in University Affairs

The latest University Affairs magazine features a special article on medical marijuana, and notes that Canada is a research leader in this field. From the article:

Research by Jeffrey Mogil in the Quebec Science top 10 discoveries of 2015

Jeffrey Mogil - Males and females process pain differently

Research by Jeffrey Mogil showing that pain processing occurs differently in males and females has been named one of the top ten discoveries of 2015 by Quebec Science magazine.  Recent research has shown that a specialized type of cells, called microglia, have an important role in transmitting pain signals and pain processing in mice and rats.  Dr. Mogil's surprising and very important discovery is that this is true only in male animals, and that microglia does not have a role in pain processing or signaling in females.

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