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The Pain Gap
The Body

The Pain Gap

After decades of assuming that pain processing is equivalent in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an “ouch!”

By Amber Dance and Nature magazine
A Question of Control
Policy & Ethics

A Question of Control

Clinical-trial participants and their carers are gaining influence over how experiments are run. As they take to social media, that could make things messy for the science

By Heidi Ledford and Nature magazine
The Protein Slayers
Biology

The Protein Slayers

An emerging class of drug could send some of medicine’s most troublesome protein targets to the cellular rubbish bin

By Megan Scudellari and Nature magazine

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Win-Wins Everywhere

  • News

    How Drug Company Ads Downplay Risks

  • Should We Kill Off Disease-Causing Pests? Not So Fast

  • A Genetic Basis for Insomnia Emerges from the Twilight

  • The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says

  • Anti-Aging Discovery Could Lead to Restorative Skin Treatments

  • A New Way to Detect Parkinson’s—by Smell

  • Opinion

    Opting Out of Vaccines Should Opt You Out of American Society

  • Loneliness Is Harmful to Our Nation's Health

  • How Well Can a Genetic Test Predict Your Future Health?

  • A New Way to Fight Cancer

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