Pounds 700,000 for research into chronic pain

February 18, 2000

Scottish higher education institutions are tackling the problem of chronic pain in two separate initiatives.

Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh and Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian Universities have won Pounds 700,000 from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council to set up the Scottish network for chronic pain research.

Nurses across the United Kingdom will benefit from a Pounds 60,000 deal between drugs giants Searle and Pfizer and the University of Abertay, Dundee to set up a pain management research centre. The only other similar centre in the country is at Oxford University.

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