Is the neuroscientific study of pain lagging? (The Dana Foundation Website – 30 August 2011)
A remark at the One Mind for Research summit inspires the question, "Is the neuroscientific study of pain lagging?"
Earlier this year, scientists, politicians and other healthcare advocates came together to share their hopes for the next decade of neuroscience research at the One Mind for Research (OMR) Summit in Boston. At a session highlighting the neurobiological consequences of war, Clifford J. Woolf, a pain researcher at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, stated, “We have made enormous progress in promoting survival…but, in fact, an area that has really lagged behind relates to the pain associated with combat injury.”
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