Monday, March 5, 2012

Scientists Research Redheads

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Research has produced evidence that redheads are less sensitive to stinging pain in the skin.

This was shown in tests where capsaicin, the active substance in chilli, was injected into the skin to produce pain.

"Our tests showed that redheads are less sensitive to this particular type of pain. They react less to pressure close to the injected area, or to a pinprick. They seem to be a bit better protected, and that is a really interesting finding," says Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University.

They are more affected by some things and less by others.

This has led scientists to theorise that the cause of these differences is likely to be something fundamental: redheads may possess a 'redhead' gene.

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Professor Lars and his team of mad scientists / researchers should be locked away in a prison and the key should be thrown away.

Why can't these people put their grants and laboratories to better use?! Is it really too much to expect?

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