Memory for Pain: Implications for Treatment and Research

The accuracy of pain recall has important implications for both clinical management and clinical trials in situations where pain is a prominent or primary symptom (or outcome measure). In this post, I share a few thoughts from the literature and my own research about the accuracy of remembered pain, and the benefits and limitations of…

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Microbiome Modulation: The Next Frontier in Clinical Therapeutics

In August 2017, the NIH hosted a workshop to mark the 10th and final year of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a two-phase program that greatly increased our understanding the role of human microbiota in human health and disease. Although this NIH initiative is over, it has spurred continued funding for human microbiome research from the NIH, other government…

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