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Dr Michael Hayden on the 'pain gene'

Duration: 06:44

Dr Michael Hayden tells the story of how he and his team came to discover a gene that is vital to how we all feel pain, and how this discovery could lead to a whole new range of painkilling drugs.

Available since: Thu 3 Oct 2013

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Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines Pain

1/3 Dr Michael Mosley discovers why we want to control pain and how we ultimately did it.

First broadcast: 03 Oct 2013

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