Curiosity Daily Podcast: Why Women Feel More Pain than Men, Why Toothpaste Makes Food Taste Bad, and Earth Formed Way Faster Than We Thought

Learn about why things taste bad after you brush your teeth; a new discovery about how fast the Earth formed that may mean good things about life in the universe; and why women may experience more pain than men.

April 06, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

Why does toothpaste make food taste bad? by Andrea Michelson

The Earth formed much faster than previously thought by Kelsey Donk

Scientists have identified a hormone that makes women experience more pain than men by Andrea Michelson

  • UArizona study identifies hormone that causes women to experience more pain than men. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uoah-usi030420.php
  • ‌Chen, Y., Moutal, A., Navratilova, E., Kopruszinski, C., Yue, X., Ikegami, M., Chow, M., Kanazawa, I., Bellampalli, S. S., Xie, J., Patwardhan, A., Rice, K., Fields, H., Akopian, A., Neugebauer, V., Dodick, D., Khanna, R., & Porreca, F. (2020). The prolactin receptor long isoform regulates nociceptor sensitization and opioid-induced hyperalgesia selectively in females. Science Translational Medicine, 12(529), eaay7550. https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aay7550

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