MINUS PAIN

TRANSLATIONAL PAIN RESEARCH

A CULTURED SPINAL CORD NEURON. NUCLEAR (BLUE), CYTOSKELETON (RED) AND GLYCINE RECEPTOR (GREEN) INMUNOSTAININGS ARE SHOWN. (CREDIT. NEUROPHARMACOLOGY LAB, UDEC)

PATCH-CLAMP RECORDING SETUP AND ACTIVATION OF LIGHT-SENSITIVE PROTEINS USING 470 nm ILLUMINATION

We just launched «OUCH, el juego del dolor»!! (the pain game)

We are happy to tell you that it is now available this fun board game to promote learning about the nervous system and the perception of pain.

The initiative is oriented to students from 7th grade to 2nd grade, however it can also be useful for specialists who treat patients with pain (especially children).

We are hopeful that this new material will be very helpful for teachers and people who want to teach how our neurons work, in a didactic and very enjoyable way.

The game is a great tool to start scientific literacy at a young age.

For more information, visit the website: oucheljuego.cl (link in the image).

 

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RESEARCHERS

5 Principal Investigators, 2 Adjunct Investigators, 2 International Senior Members, 2 Junior Investigators

PUBLICATIONS since 2021

TWITTER

IASP is now accepting workshop proposals for presentation at #NeuPSIG2023. Submission Deadline: 26 January 2023 https://bit.ly/3Ot0bSk

Muchas gracias por la visita 😊

During the first week of November, our associate researcher, Gonzalo Yévenes, visited Argentina as part of a project of the International Brain Research Organization, @ibroSecretariat . Our network of collaborators continues growing everyday.

MILLENNIUM NUCLEUS FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN

We are a scientific consortium dedicated to investigate in translational neuroscience of pain. We aim at training advanced human capital in scientific and clinical area.

 

Our Millennium Nucleus MiNuSPain includes five research laboratories whose competences range from cutting-edge biomedical research to clinical studies. MiNusPain collaborations are reflected in associative projects, publications, international conferences and co-supervision of trainees.

Our work has a translational approach from the bedside to the bench and back, a concept that illustrates the path along which our lines of research progress collaboratively, ranging from biomedical science to patients. We are focused on investigating key molecular determinants involved in neuropathic pain. In particular, we will focus on the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms in preclinical and clinical models.

Photomicroscopy of a skin sample showing C fibres crossing toward the epidermis (PGP9.5 in red, DAPI in blue)

WHAT IS NEUROPHATIC PAIN?

It is defined as pain caused by an illness that affects the somatosensory nervous system.

 

Neuropathic pain affects about 7 to 10% of the world population. Neuropathic pain is disabling and produces a great socioeconomic cost. Therefore, it has become a priority public health problem.

Currently, treatments for neuropathic pain are poorly tolerated and their efficacy is poor. The opioid epidemic has shown us that the effect of long term use of these medications can be a real problem. A better understanding of the cellular and molecular bases of neuropathic pain will provide fundamental keys to recognize new pharmacological targets for treatment.

Photomicroscopy of a spinal ganglion growing in vitro (credit: Paula Diaz). 4th place Contest Nikon Small World

RESEARCH TARGETS

We will focus on the unbalance of excitatory and inhibitory molecular entities underlying altered sensory transduction and excitability of sensory neurons, as key determinants of neuropathic pain.

GENERAL OUTREACH

FIRST EXHIBITION OF TALKS ON PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA CYCLE

FIRST EXHIBITION OF TALKS ON PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA CYCLE

SECOND EXHIBITION OF TALKS ON PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA CYCLE, ORGANIZED BY THE MILLENIUM NUCLEUS MINUS PAIN

SECOND EXHIBITION OF TALKS ON PAIN AND FIBROMYALGIA CYCLE, ORGANIZED BY THE MILLENIUM NUCLEUS MINUS PAIN

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1° Ciclo de Charlas sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia
Speaker: Gonzalo Yévenes
Location: Ciclo de charlas virtuales sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia organizado por Minus Pain
1° Ciclo de Charlas sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia "Rol de la alimentación en el manejo del dolor"
Speaker: Rodolfo Madrid
Location: Ciclo de charlas virtuales sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia organizado por Minus Pain
1° Ciclo de Charlas sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia “Rol de la psicología en el dolor"
Speaker: Claudio Coddou
Location: Ciclo de charlas virtuales sobre Dolor y Fibromialgia  organizado por Minus Pain