How anxiety may impact our future health

Written by Emma Gow, 3rd Year Neuroscience BSc Anxiety is a relatively common disorder that normally affects around 5% of people in the UK [1], which appears to have increased due to the introduction of a national lockdown during the current COVID-19 pandemic [2]. These circumstances present us with the challenge of ensuring that we …

Chronic Pain Research: Are new developments driven by luck or motivation?

In Conversation with Gareth Hathway Written by María Ángeles Jiménez Sigstad As animals, we have evolved to recognise Pain before the site of injury is experiencing an actual damaging experience. Therefore, we have learned to prevent events that could seriously damage us or even cause our death. This is one of our survival mechanisms. However, …

New mechanism for the spreading of pain in inflammatory arthritis

Written by Lucy Tyler   As the home of the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre, much of the research conducted at the University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences in the Queen’s Medical Centre, is based on chronic pain and how it can be treated more effectively. Arthritis is an umbrella term for disorders of …