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Study: Pain's Origins May Be Significantly Different in Males and Females

Source: The University of Texas at Dallas
New research from The University of Texas at Dallas supports the growing consensus that pain begins differently for men and women at the cellular level. Dr. Ted Price BS'97, Dr. Salim Megat and their colleagues in the Pain Neurobiology Research Group recently found that a specific manipulation of receptors in the nervous system for the neurotransmitter dopamine impairs chronic pain in male mice, but has no effect on females.
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