Pain, an unpleasant feeling and physical and psychological burden for patients, has drawn the attention of dedicated scientists trying to tackle the problem from both basic and clinical angles. To understand where we are in pain research, we invited Dr. Xu Zhang, an expert on this topic, to share with us the most cutting-edge pain research strategy, how researchers may benefit from Big Data-driven research, and how basic and clinical researches are combined in pain research.
Monthly Archives: March 2018
The human brain contains hundreds of cortical and subcortical areas with different structures and functions, making it rather challenging to accurately define these areas and map their functions and connections. Decades of studies have advanced the development of brain atlases, the most recent being the Brainnetome Atlas reported in Cerebral Cortex. In an interview with Springer Nature, Professor Tianzi Jiang, Section Editor of BMC Neuroscience, introduces this new human brain atlas, and discusses the future of its research and application.
Published today in BMC Public Health, a new study is the first to investigate an association between low blood pressure and suicidal ideation. Looking at more than 10,000 South Korean adults, the researchers found that there was indeed an association, challenging the perception that low blood pressure is not related to health problems.