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Chronic Pain Marker Found In The Brain
2013-09-18 06:02:04

[ Watch the Video: Pain in the Brain with Dr. Vania Apkarian ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using brain scans on chronic pain sufferers, neuroscientists based in Chicago have discovered a connection between the brain and experiencing chronic pain, according to a report in the journal Pain. "We may have found an anatomical marker for chronic pain in the brain," said study author Vania Apkarian, a professor of physiology at Northwestern University Feinberg...

2012-12-18 11:31:56

A method of analyzing brain structure using advanced computer algorithms accurately predicted 76 percent of the time whether a patient had lower back pain in a new study by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study, which will be published online Dec. 17 in Cerebral Cortex, reported that using these algorithms to read brain scans may be an early step toward providing an objective method for diagnosing chronic pain. "People have been looking for an objective...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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