He has never taken an aspirin in his life. But she had never stopped to think about it. She doesn’t feel pain, and the answer is in her genes.
Is called Jo Cameronwas born in Scotland, and is a woman who is immune to pain. She has also not suffered from depression or stress in her life. My fear. His “superpowers” are not in his brain, as was thought, but in their genes. And that can be key to find new medications for pain or depression.
The most curious thing about this story is that Jo Cameron Didn’t find out he didn’t feel pain until he was 65. She had never taken a painkiller or felt sick before, but she thought it was normal if you were in good health.
Another important fact is that in addition to not feeling pain, which is something physical, I had also never suffered from depression, stress or fearwhich is a psychological thing. Both things should not be related.
The woman without fear, a mutation in her genes
According to Interesting Engineering, Jo Cameron did not find out about your immunity to pain and depression, up to age 65. She went to the doctor because he couldn’t walk well, and the doctors discovered that he had a degeneration in the hip bone, which would cause him enormous pain. But she felt nothing.
A year later youHe had to have surgery on his hand due to an injury. The postoperative period should be very painful, as it is an area with a lot of nerves. But again, she didn’t feel any pain.
Stunned by this “super power”, the doctors decided to examine her thoroughly. They found nothing unusual in her brain, so it must be something genetic.
Finally, in a report published in the scientific journal Brain, the doctors explain what is happening to him. They have found a mutation in the FAAH-OUT gene, which makes you feel no pain.
The most curious thing is that this mutation “turns off” the FAAH genewhich affects molecular mechanisms associated with wound healing, and mood. This would explain why he has no depressions or stress.
Discovering the affected genes is vital to knowing how to take advantage of this information to create new pain medications or depression.
But as the doctor Andrei Okorokov, author of the study, says: “the FAAH-OUT gene is only a small corner of a vast continent, which we have begun to explore.”
It turns out that the FAAH-OUT gene mutation has also turned off another 348 genes, and turned on another 797. So much remains to be investigated.
What has surprised researchers is that these FAAH-OUT and FAAH genes are part of what experts call “Junk DNA“, because they are genes that were thought to be useless, since they did not encode a protein used by cells.
Jo Cameron, a Scottish woman who does not feel pain, fear, stress or depression, you know what happens to you. A mutation in their genes is the cause of everything. Some “superpowers” that most of us would like…