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December 13, 2013

NINR Division of Intramural Research staff scientist Dr. Hyungsuk Kim was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal as part of an article on the differences in perception of chronic pain.

In the article “Why Does Chronic Pain Hurt Some People More?” Journal health and science writer Shirley Wang explored how genetics, biology, personality, and life experience all combine for vastly different scenarios for the estimated 100 million Americans dealing with lingering pain.

In the article, Dr. Kim discussed studies he and his colleagues have conducted that show how psychological traits like persistence and goal-seeking are related to pain tolerance in test subjects.

The full article is online at:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-chronic-pain-hurt-some-people-more-1381187199


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