Improving the understanding and treatment of neuropathic pain

Project: ResearchUK Charity - Open Competitive

Description

n 2001, Mildred B Clulow bequeathed a legacy to the British Pain Society to fund research into the causes and cure of pain. In 2011 a further legacy was bequeathed from Elaine Clulow; the Society,created a research grant award named the Clulow Award. This is a bi-ennial award.

There is evidence showing that several pathways or systems are perturbed in chronic neuropathic pain (NP) [1-5]. By examining these and identifying other novel molecules, pathways and systems linked to NP, we aim to improve our understanding, diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Furthermore, we wish to develop an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell system to model NP, allowing us to explore disease-related pathways and provide a platform for the development of novel analgesics.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/02/1431/01/16