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Medicine Science

A Broken Heart Really Does Hurt, Scientists Claim 220

Death Metal writes "Psychologists at the University of California, Los Angeles say the human body has a gene that connects physical pain sensitivity with social pain sensitivity. The findings back the common theory that rejection 'hurts' by showing that a gene regulating the body's most potent painkillers — mu-opioids — is involved in socially painful experiences too."
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A Broken Heart Really Does Hurt, Scientists Claim

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