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Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

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Image of the Day: Light Salve
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 2, 2019
Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.
Linoleic Acid Derivatives Potentially Mediate Pain and Itch in the Skin
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers uncover a family of compounds that may be involved in pain transmission.
Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.
Mice Experience Contagious Itching, Too
Diana Kwon | Mar 12, 2017
Scientists uncover the neural circuity underlying a contagious behavior in mice.
Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
Diana Kwon | Feb 21, 2017
Neurons in the spinal cord thought to be itch-specific also act as a braking mechanism for intense pain, scientists show.
Pain and Itch Neurons Found
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2015
Inhibitory nerve cells in the spinal cord stop the transmission of pain and itch signals in mice.
Distinct Neural Pathway for Itchiness
Dan Cossins | May 24, 2013
Scientists find the molecule that delivers itchiness signals to the brain via a dedicated, and previously unknown, neural pathway.