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Are pain researchers forgetting females?

When investigating pain, most of our studies make rather a big omission - the Micemice being tested are all male, which may mean that many females are missing out. Researcher Jeffrey Mogil (based in Canada) this week revealed 78% of studies published last year in the journal Pain used only male mice, and urged scientists to include female mice in their studies in future. To find out more Georgia Mills from Naked Scientists spoke to Dr Ewan St John Smith  who works on pain at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Pharmacology. You can listen back here.

Posted on 22/07/2016

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