A study carried out by University College London (UCL) has  found a particular ‘channel’ used by the body for electrical signals is the key to why some people do not experience pain. Scientists said testing on genetically modified mice was essential to the research.

Solving the secret of why a rare genetic mutation stops some people feeling any pain may lead to new therapies to help those who suffering from it chr(...)

 Phil Mickelson  holds the Claret Jug with caddie Jim Mackay after the final round of the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson drained the last of his six birdie putts on Sunday to end his long and winding road to the British Open championship. He picked the bal(...)