How to protect a mutation in pain, wounds and fears
Scottish pensioner who seems to have a lot in common with the superheroes of the Marvel movies today. The old lady hardly feels pain and has a very strong ability to heal injuries. Researchers have now discovered that the extraordinary ability of women is due to a mutation.
A recent study by University College London and the world famous Oxford University, it was found that the 71 years old woman from Scotland mutant feels almost no pain and and can heal without scarring injuries very quickly mostly even. The findings are published in the magazine in English «British Journal of Anesthesiology."
Wife noticed burns, as a rule, only the smell
The victims reported numerous burns and cuts without pain. they often smelled of burning flesh burns, before noticing the injury at all. No pain and superhuman healing due, according to researchers at the previously described genetic mutation. The housing may open the door to a number of new treatments that help people recover from surgery better and overcome chronic pain and anxiety.
Researchers have been carefully endoprosthesis for mutations
Joe Cameron caught the attention of doctors for the first time when she was treated at the age of 65 years because of the problem of the thigh. Hips were classified as gout later, and had to be replaced. The patient did not respond as expected, debilitating surgery and after the second surgery without pain, the doctors decided that the case should be more closely examined.
Most of the wounds healed without scarring
In the annex to its extensive medical history of the victim of numerous burns and cuts reported no pain. Wounds or burns as a result of healed very quickly and there were only very little or no scar. But the old woman did not notice that it was so different from other people, as long as they do not need a hip replacement. Until recent years, the woman had no idea, just that it is unusual to feel so little pain. The victim has suggested that it is quite normal.
FAAH ruled out an important gene in the patient's body
In their study, scientists from University College London and Oxford University have identified two remarkable mutation in the patient. Mutation of the gene involved, called FAAH (fatty acid amide). Gene FAAH, plays a role in the endocannabinoid system of the body part of the central nervous system, which play an important role in pain, memory and mood, and to which compounds act hemp. They also found a second gene, which had previously been regarded as DNA without a useful purpose. It now appears that this gene, which was designated as the FAAH-out, controls the FAAH gene and eliminates Mrs. Cameron.
Patients must know no fear and never panic
In addition to an increase in wound healing and pain relief had killed a woman in the tests for anxiety and depression extraordinary results. They explained that they never fall into dangerous situations, in a panic, for example, in a car accident.
The results could be protected in the future, people in pain
The implications of these findings are huge, the study authors explained. Half of patients recovering from surgery, there is despite modern painkillers even moderate to severe pain. The so-called FAAH-out may be the key to release pain-reduction potential of FAAH gene, when other treatments have failed. The results indicate new discovery analgesic that can provide postoperative analgesia, and may also accelerate healing of wounds. Let's hope that the new findings may help may be 330 million patients undergoing operations around the world each year, according to the research team. The old lady was delighted that their genetic mutation may be other people with help. (As)