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Infographic: A Painful Pathway
Infographic: A Painful Pathway

Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.

Swearing Off Pain
Swearing Off Pain

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

Painful Realities
Painful Realities

Dave Thomas, a researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, talks about the harsh truths and frustrating complexity of pain and analgesia.

Kung Fu Shrimp
Kung Fu Shrimp

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

Whipping Boys
Whipping Boys

See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.