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Research carried out at NUI Galway may advance the quest for new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of pain.
NUI Galway researchers publish new findings on the brain’s marijuana-like chemicals in stress-pain interactions
New findings investigating the influence of a stress-sensitive genetic background on pain have been published in the leading journal in the field Pain, by NUI Galway researchers. The work, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council, was carried out by Dr David Finn and his research team in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Centre for Pain Research and Galway Neuroscience Centre at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science, NUI Galway.
Dr David Finn of NUI Galway has been awarded the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland’s Doctor Award for best paper published in an indexed journal in 2012 in the Pain/Anaesthesia category.
The Galway Neuroscience Cluster, based within the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) at NUI Galway, last week gained the status of Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN) after a national and international review process. By gaining COEN status, the Galway Neuroscience Cluster joins a select group of international centres that are entitled to apply for research funding that is awarded through this international initiative.
When I interviewed Dr. David Finn of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at NUI, Galway, I alluded at first to a statement I found in one of his recently published papers: “The study of stress-induced analgesia has enhanced our understanding of the fundamental physiology of pain and stress and can be a useful approach for uncovering new therapeutic targets for the treatment of pain and stress-related disorders.”
Part of the brain, usually associated with memory, plays an active role in suppressing pain during times of stress, according to research carried out at NUI Galway.
The public are invited to attend an information day this Saturday as part of the International Palliative Medicine Conference organised by Galway University Hospitals.
GALWAY’S ARTSPACE Studios artists’ collective is currently celebrating its 25th year of operation and, to mark the occasion, an exhibition of the group’s work is running at Galway Arts Centre in 47 Dominick Street.
ARTSPACE WILL celebrate its 25th anniversary with Artspace 25: Collective Consciousness, a major exhibition in the Galway Arts Centre, which opens this evening at 6pm.
IN THE Asphalt City, a contemporary art exhibition from the Angry Hammers artists’ group, is currently running in the Galway Docks Shed.