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The FDA has recently approved the St. Jude Medical Axium Neurostimulator System for patients suffering from lifelong chronic pain. According to Dr. Minesh Zaveri, it's proving to be beneficial for ...

Dorsal root ganglion neurons, nerve cells that transmit sensory information to the brain, cultured from an embryonic rat. Image by Dr. Heiti Paves, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics.

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Fluorescence confocal image of a mouse dorsal root ganglion using fluorophores Cy3 (neurotubulin) and Cy2 (cell bodies). Specimen: Sarah Knox, NIDCR. Imaging system: LSM 710

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Pain and touch sensory fibres in DRG Section through a neonatal dorsal root ganglion (DRG) showing the cell bodies of different populations of sensory nerves. The red stains myelinated A fibres that detect tactile sensations. The green stain is specific to peptidergic neurons – these detect pain and mediate neurogenic inflammation via the release of certain peptides both at the painful site and in the spinal cord. The blue stain is specific to the non-peptidergic pain neurons

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Section through a neonatal dorsal root ganglion (DRG) showing the cell bodies of different populations of sensory nerves. Myelinated A fibers that detect tactile sensations are shown in red. Peptidergic neurons are shown in green. Non-peptidergic pain neurons are shown in blue. Bundles of nerve fibers can also be seen within the ganglion. Image by Simon Beggs posted by Wellcome Images. The Cell: An Image Library http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/38965

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