May 24, 2018
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it.
Media Advisory: Physician/researcher to give April 23 lecture on reexamining how chronic pain is managed in primary care
April 17, 2018
Erin E. Krebs, M.D., M.P.H., to deliver NCCIH-hosted lecture -- Reframing the Primary Care Management of Chronic Pain -- at NIH Monday, April 23 at 11 a.m.
October 19, 2017
NCCIH launches "Know the Science", an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.
Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 19
October 17, 2017
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex topics.
September 20, 2017
U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.
NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair
August 20, 2017
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy.
December 13, 2016
A new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data suggests American military veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, and highlights the importance of monitoring/managing pain in veterans.
September 21, 2016
A gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space.
September 1, 2016
Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.