• Pain of discrimination is real

    Neural and social factors contribute to ethnic differences.

    Scientists have found that racial discrimination literally does hurt, showing that African Americans feel more pain a...

    News February 3, 2020
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    Pain relief may be found in the mud

    The inglorious source of a pain killer as potent as morphine.

    A sample of estuarine mud taken 16 years ago has yielded a potential new class of painkiller as potent as opioids, bu...

    ASC Edits October 18, 2019
  • Scorpion toxin targets the 'wasabi receptor'

    And that may help solve mystery of chronic pain.

    There’s more ammunition for those who say Australia is the home of creepy crawlies that can do you harm.A systemati...

    Animals August 22, 2019
  • Insects experience chronic pain

    Genetic research reveals more about the fruit fly – and maybe us.

    Australian scientists have shown that insects experience what we describe as chronic pain.It was revealed more than...

    Animals July 12, 2019
  • Docs jump on bikes to aid pain research

    The ride across Tasmania to raise funds and awareness.

    Researchers and clinicians will soon be cycling across Tasmania, Australia, to raise money and awareness about pain. ...

    Society January 10, 2019
  • Scientists research itching from scratch

    The hunt is on for the cruel feedback loop between itching and scratching and itching. Samantha P...

    Researchers are a step closer to understanding how – if not why – scratching an itch makes it itch even more. Working...

    Biology December 13, 2018
  • Superstars of STEM: Finding a better way to understand pain

    Sanam Mustafa is working on a blood test to shift pain estimation away from patient estimates. Di...

    “Pain” is the most searched health-related term on Google and is considered the “fifth vital sign” for monitoring med...

    Biology September 17, 2018
  • “No evidence” cannabis improves outcomes

    Study throws into doubt claims for medical marijuana.

    Depending on who you listen to, medical cannabis is either a rising star in the world of therapeutics or an over-vaun...

    Medicine July 2, 2018
  • Uni seeks people in chronic pain

    Research program aims to explore perceptions and remedies.

    Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia are seeking volunteers to understand attitudes and knowled...

    Medicine May 28, 2018
  • Five senses you didn’t know you had

    There are more than the traditional five senses.

    Taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing: these are the five ‘traditional’ senses that obviously allow us to comprehend...

    Body and Mind March 30, 2018
  • Sore joints aren’t barometers

    The belief that bad weather prompts pains isn’t supported by evidence.

    For generations, folk wisdom has maintained that certain people can detect the approach of rain because its imminent ...

    Biology December 17, 2017
  • Fish drugs its prey, scientists take notes

    A common reef fish might be the key to new pain relief drugs.

    The fang blenny subdues its prey by using a heroin-like substance. Credit: Getty ImagesA fish that immobilises its ...

    Biology March 22, 2017
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