New Research Reveals that Male & Female Mice use Different Cells to Process Pain

Analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2 percent) experience daily pain. Research has demonstrated that women have a different sensitivity to pain but the assumption has always been that the bodies of men and women worked the same and that somehow the differences came in how pain was processed by each sex. However, recent research in mice reveals that in fact there might be biological differences in the pathways for sending pain “input” in women and men. This research has tremendous implications for how pain is treated and the development of medications that can better target the physiological responses of men and women.  READ MORE

Source:  Medical News