IHS President-elect talks about his life in migraine research
IHS President-elect, Rami Burstein, talks with Debashish Chowdhury about his life in migraine research.
- How basic neuroscience research contributes to the understanding of migraine
- From a basic neuroscience research point of view, how much do we know about the pathophysiology of migraine, and how much is still uncertain?
- Is there a migraine generator in the brain?
- What are the contributions of peripheral nociceptors and nociceptive pathways for migraine triggers and their perpetuation?
- Is chronic migraine a separate disease
- What are the experimental models of migraine?
- How can basic labs for migraine research be created in less-resourced countries?
- Why migraine is much more common in women? Is it the hormones, genes, or the brain itself?
- Why do migraine headaches occur hemicranially in about 60% of patients?
- Targeting CGRP pathways has shown very promising results but still the efficacy (50% responder rate) has not improved significantly as much as we would have liked. Would targeting other pathways and combining them would be the focus of future research?
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