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Point to where it hurts

Please note this event takes place on the first floor via a narrow staircase.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Bunker's Hill, 36-38 Hockley,
Nottingham NG1 1FP
Join us to find out what we know about what makes us hurt and how science is trying to help!

16 and 17 year old's are welcome with an accompanying adult.


Therapeutic potentials to treat chronic pain

Dr. Peter Gowler (Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Peter is a research fellow in the Pain Centre Versus Arthritis in the School of Life Sciences, at the University of Nottingham. Recently, Peter has been interested in understanding the contribution of inflammation to chronic osteoarthritis pain. Specifically, Peter’s talk will revolve around the potential of the Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids in reducing chronic joint pain, and whether we can target the body’s own natural anti-inflammatory pathways to provide pain relief.

Shining a light on pain

Dr. Louise Hickey (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Louise Hickey is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham and is interested in how the brain controls pain. Her research aims to explore areas of the brain that are involved in normal pain processing. She uses a cutting edge technique called optogenetics to do this. It is important that we identify the neural pathways involved in normal pain processing so that we can then understand how this goes wrong in patients with chronic pain. This is crucial in the quest to develop better treatments to support patients living with chronic pain.

Blood pain barrier

Dr. Richard Hulse (Sensory Neurophysiologist, Nottingham Trent University)
Dr Richard Hulse investigates how the sensory nervous system regulates pain perception in health and disease. When sensory neurons are turned on this typically leads to pain and underlies how long lasting pain can develop in patients. This can occur in those patients who have cancer, diabetes, treated with chemotherapy or have arthritis. Having spoken directly to diabetic and cancer patients who suffer from pain, he is directly aware of how this can impact upon quality of life and forms the basis for many of the research questions he wishes to answer.

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