Monthly Archives: March 2018

How many trees should be in a sustainable city?


The theme for International Day of Forests 2018, “Forests and Sustainable Cities,” is a good opportunity to discuss cities’ forest cover goals. Tree planting campaigns implemented recently in many cities have certainly invigorated the urban forestry movement and engaged the public in pursuing sustainable development goals. But what was the goal of these campaigns? Were they to increase tree cover, or were they to counterbalance tree cover losses from 2000 to 2012?

Recent advances in cluster headache – a devastating yet fascinating condition

March 21st, 2018 is Cluster Headache Awareness day, a global initiative aiming to raise awareness of an exceptional yet neglected disorder. Since its launch two years ago, this initiative has created exciting events and meaningful collaborations of different entities across Europe with a noble purpose: urging to spread awareness, instigate compassion and produce new interests in this disorder. Here, cluster headache researcher and member of The Journal of Headache and Pain advisory board, Dr. Giorgio Lambru, tells us about the condition and recent advances in its treatment.

How do we treat cluster headache?

Sick aged man sitting at the table

Cluster headaches are one of the worst pains known to humanity, mostly affecting men. On the third Cluster Headache Awareness Day, we asked cluster headache researcher and member of The Journal of Headache and Pain advisory board, Dr. Andrea Negro, to introduce us to current treatment options for cluster headache and the cutting edge research driving future treatment possibilities.

Breakthroughs in migraine treatment

Young woman with sinus pressure pain

A recently published thematic series in The Journal of Headache and Pain explores the most important aspects of a small molecule associated with migraine: Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide (PACAP). The thematic series covers everything about PACAP from its discovery in the central nervous system to experimental studies with relevance to primary headaches. To find out more, we invited migraine researcher Song Guo to tell us the latest breakthroughs in migraine treatment.

New opportunities for collaboration through the Stand Up To Cancer convergence initiative


Last January, the Stand Up To Cancer (ST2C) charitable program announced the “Convergence 2.0” research initiative, which awards $11M to seven highly multidisciplinary teams in the field of cancer research. This research programme brings together life scientists, bioengineers and Microsoft machine learning experts to investigate new cancer therapies. David T. Ting, co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cancer Convergence, and member of one of these “Convergence” Dream Teams, talks about the significance and potential reach of the programme.