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August 30, 2013
A team of researchers at UCSF is incorporating genomics into a broad group of potential factors that can help clinicians better understand which patients are at greatest risk for persistent postsurgical pain and how to better prevent or treat it.
May 11, 2012
Aditi Bhargava, PhD, associate professor in the UCSF School of Medicine, is using a technique known as RNA interference to develop a gene therapy system that sends specific commands to certain neurons, or nerve cells, telling them to turn off pain or stop inflammation.
May 02, 2012
UCSF's Allan Basbaum, PhD, a pioneer in the pain field, says one major lesson that has emerged in years of research is that not all types of pain are the same — nor should they be treated the same.
April 19, 2010
Noxious and downright painful stimuli are a given in every life, but they also often provide useful warnings to get out of harm’s way.
December 16, 2009
Treatment of excruciatingly painful cluster headaches with pure oxygen often relieves pain within 15 minutes, according to a study led by a UCSF headache expert.