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2010-03-25 10:14:20

The research, published in the journal Neuroscience, finds that a protein involved in pain signaling is boosted when tissues are inflamed Using a novel animal model to study craniofacial pain, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered that when tissues are inflamed, the nerve cells carrying pain information from the head to the brain produce in large quantities a protein involved in pain signaling. The finding could play a significant role in...

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2009-12-29 12:40:00

There are a various forms of chronic facial pain, ranging from the mildly unpleasant to the excruciating and debilitating.  But according to a new study released in the Netherlands, such disorders are thankfully more uncommon than researchers had once suspected. The sundry varieties of face and head pain do not, however, have a common cause.  They may simply pop up on their own or can more often be the side effect of some other underlying health issue such as a tumor, stroke or...

2009-12-07 19:53:05

Two new studies show that the thalamus--the small central brain structure often characterized as a mere pit-stop for sensory information on its way to the cortex--is heavily involved in sensory processing, and is an important conductor of the brain's complex orchestra. Published in Nature Neuroscience and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the two studies from the laboratory of Murray Sherman both demonstrate the important role of the thalamus in shaping what humans see,...

2009-01-09 08:57:03

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry (www.ohsu.edu/sod) have discovered a novel function of the peptide known as Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the development of the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve provides the signaling pathway for periodontal pain, dental surgical pain, and pain associated with temporomandibular disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, and other neuropathic and inflammatory conditions.The study is posted online...

2008-08-21 09:00:22

By Shirley, Barry Hypnotherapy for Pain Reduction: Two Case Studies Abstract Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic douloureux) has been referred to as the 'suicide disease 'by many of those afflicted. It is a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve and can produce intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain sensations. A less common form called Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia may cause less intense pain sensations, ranging from a constant burning or dull ache to occasional electric shock-like...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

CHICAGO _ For 20 years, LaVerne Petersen was afraid to laugh, worried that even the glimmer of a smile could send her into a fit of agonizing pain. Petersen kept her face as still as possible to avoid flare-ups of a rare facial nerve disorder that could be triggered by something as innocuous as touching a makeup brush to her cheek, or sipping from a glass, or smiling at a joke. "We lived with a sword above our heads. Nothing could ever help it, it was just unreal," said LaVerne Petersen....

2008-07-15 15:00:15

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I wrote to you about six months ago about trigeminal neuralgia but haven't seen a reply. I have it, and take Tegretol, which helps with the pain. Before I was correctly diagnosed, I went through hell. An ear, nose and throat doctor finally made the diagnosis. Thank God for him. Nobody knows the pain of this unless you go through it. The pain hit the left side of my face. Please tell me about it. - J.S. ANSWER: Being stabbed in the cheek with an ice pick gives people a...

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2008-03-04 16:40:00

If you cook, you know. Chop an onion and you risk crying over your cutting board as a burning sensation overwhelms your eyes and nose. Scientists do not know why certain chemical odors, like onion, ammonia and paint thinner, are so highly irritating, but new research in mice has uncovered an unexpected role for specific nasal cavity cells. Researchers funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, describe...

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2005-08-29 15:55:00

Berkeley -- Though humans may never match the tracking ability of dogs, we apparently have the ability to sniff out and locate odors, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley. Student volunteers presented with odors to one nostril or the other could reliably discern where the odor was coming from, and functional magnetic resonance images of their brains showed that the brain is set up to pay attention to the difference between what the left and right...


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