Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

In the Community

Whether you’re growing one, or sponsoring someone else’s ‘stache, November means moustaches. But how does the Movember Foundation use the millions of dollars that it raises each year? One of their initiatives is the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.2-million fund that is backing solutions to problems relating to male social isolation – such as Homebase, Dentistry professor Richard Hovey’s new initiative to help men who are living with chronic pain.

Customizing relief

Research

One in five Canadians suffers from chronic pain. Not every patient responds to medication in the same way – and some people don’t respond at all. Renowned pain genetics researcher Luda Diatchenko is working on personalizing treatment for each sufferer.