Men and women handle pain in different ways. Women use completely different cell types to pain signals to the nervous system.
This publishes the scientific magazine Nature on Monday on the basis of research of the Canadian McGill University.
Previous studies have already shown a noticeable difference between the sensitivity to pain of men and women. This by social and cultural influences. In the research of McGill University is shown, however, that there is also a biological reason that men and women pain otherwise process.
The researchers came to this conclusion after they male and female mice are analyzed. This shows that males and vrouwtjesmuizen completely different cell types use to pain signals to process.
The results of this research hope the scientists bigger steps to make in the development of better pain management for him and her.