A new REDDSTAR article entitled “Pain Modulation From The Brain During Diabetic Neuropathy: Uncovering The Role of The Rostroventromedial Medulla” has just been published in Neurobiology of Science (Marta Silva, José Tiago Costa-Pereira, Daniel Martins, Isaura Tavares), Neurobiol Dis. 2016 Oct 4;96:346-356. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.10.002. [Epub ahead of print].
The paper shows that a pain control center in the brain is affected during diabetic neuropathy and it becomes a pain generator due to neuroinflammation as a driving mechanism. MSCs are identified as a possible treatment strategy that warrants further study. Prof Isaura Tavares (Universidade do Porto) is pictured opposite. The article can be viewed here (with free access until December 4).