Translational Research at the WUPC using Human Neurons

The Gold Standard: Studies of Human Nociceptors Taking Off Thanks to organ donors, researchers are finding ways to access coveted cells by Stephani Sutherland on 19 Dec 2014 In the wake of failed clinical trials based on animal models, the pain field is facing what seems to be an inescapable conclusion: the success of new […]

Relief from Shingle Pain

Shingles (herpes zoster), an often a very painful disease, is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in certain nerves of your body. If the virus becomes active again when you are an adult, you get shingles. Symptoms For some people the nerve pain persists well […]

Dr. DP Mohapatra, an expert in bone pain associated with cancer, joins the faculty of the Washington University Pain Center

Durga P. (DP) Mohapatra, PhD has joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology as an Associate Professor in the Washington University Pain Center.  DP joins us from the University of Iowa where he was on faculty for seven years. The major research focus of Dr. Mohapatra’s laboratory is to define the precise tumor-nerve signaling […]