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Chronic pain: the search for a killer

Researchers engaging with local communities

Researchersí discovery of why sunburn hurts reveals possible target for new pain relief drugs

New award funding of LPC

UK researchers tackle pain

Imperial College and the London Pain Consortium partner with a Japanese chemical company to fight chronic pain


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London Pain Consortium: key Discoveries

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Painstaking research - tackling chronic pain click here

The London Pain Consortium making a difference
Summer School, June 2009 Photos from the London Pain Consortium Summer School, held 21st-26th June 2009 in El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.

There are currently no summer schools scheduled. Please continue to check the website for updates.
Wellcome Trust conference The Challenges of Chronic Pain

11-13 March 2015
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Abstract deadline: 30 January 2015
Registration deadline: 16 February 2015

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Current Research
Pan-DRG neuronal gene ablation for mechanistic studies into neuropathic pain
We are continuing studies on gene ablation in sets of sensory neurons. The present project involved the production of a Cre-ErT2 (tamoxifen-inducible Cre) BAC mouse driven by a pan-DRG neuron promoter for advillin/Pervin in collaboration with Professor Fan Wang (Duke University. We have recently shown that many aspects of neuropathic pain still occurs in the absence of Nav1.8+ nociceptors, but seem to rely on A-fibre associated neurons. The new Cre line should help us ablate candidate drugable channels and receptors implicated in neuropathic pain in appropriate cell types.