Science Market Update

Pitt Researchers to Lead $14M Back Pain Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Over 31 million Americans currently suffering from back pain can rest easy knowing that Pitt researchers are shouldering a new effort to study the condition - thanks to grants from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

According to a university press release, the University of Pittsburgh will lead a 5-year, $14 million clinical trial to study intervention and early treatment options for back pain.

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UT Austin Science Researchers Compare Physical and Emotional Pain

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 09, 2014

If you have ever had a severe headache, you may have noticed how pain takes a toll on your emotional state, especially if you have ever experienced a migraine. Taking pain medication can help with how a headache feels physically, but what effects does pain relief have on people emotionally? Believe it or not, a number of studies have been conducted on how pain medication like ibuprofen can ameliorate emotional pain. Research has proven that ibuprofen can indeed relieve emotional stress, but scientists at the University of Texas, Austin have recently discovered that it is much more effective on women than on men. Men who take the drug say that they experience harsher feelings of rejection, while women report feeling better.

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