What hurts a single mouse can hurt every mouse in the immediate vicinity. That's the conclusion of a latest study that examined the social transfer of pain in mice, carried out by scientists at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. The experiment, published on Science Advances, show that pain can move from one animal to the other without any illness or injury required. When a particular group of mice was given a painful stimulus, another group that was completely unaffected exhibited the same kind of increased sensitivity at first.
A new study identified part of the brain that have changhes in their activity and connectivity during hypnotism.
A new study showed that Substance P, which activates pain signal in the central nervous system, also acts as a painkiller in the peripheral nervous system.
Researchers developed an artificial nervous system that allows them to feel and react to certain classification of pain, making it safer for the robots and their human co-workers.
A new study shows that women who were exposed to pregabalin or Lyrica are three times more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects.
A recent study shows that friends are better than morphine, as having a large social circle means having a higher tolerance for pain.
Over-the-counter painkillers are of great help in reducing pain, but with the latest technological advances, these analgesics are now faced with a serious competitor.
While many people can tell when something is wrong with their pet, they might not necessarily understand what the problem is. An international team of veterinary scientists have created a list of 25 important behavioral signs they believe will help pet owners quickly diagnose problems, treat illnesses, and ultimately reduce any pain their cat is suffering from.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.
Despite lacking an area of the brain that is equivalent to what enables human to sense pain, crabs are capable of feeling pain, researchers confirm.
A recent Cornell University study examined where the worst, or more painful, place to get stung is. After enduring multiple stings throughout 25 different places on his body, graduate student Michael Smith discovered one's nose is the most sensitive.
In a groundbreaking new study, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to turn human blood cells into brain cells, opening the doors to better understanding disease in the body.
A common pain reliever may stifle feelings of joy and happiness, according to a new study.
Well, not exactly. But new research finds that how you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger.
When you hear "spider bite," the first thing you probably think of is pain or incessant itching. You may even picture paralysis, which is what some of the most venomous spiders can cause. However, new research has determined that spider venom could contain some promising compounds capable of relieving even the most stubborn pain.