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Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant
Sarah D. Linnstaedt, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant from The American Pain Society. This prestigious junior faculty award will help Dr. Linnstaedt to advance her studies examining the role of microRNA in chronic pain pathogenesis.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 23
UNC researchers find new target for chronic pain treatment
Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.
Located in News / 2014 / May
UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic brain disorders
The longitudinal patient-centered AURORA study – the largest study of its kind – will trace the development of posttraumatic stress, minor traumatic brain injury symptoms, chronic pain, and depression, to create new diagnostic tools and treatment interventions.
Located in News / 2016 / October
Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments
New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.
Located in News / 2014 / January