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When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.
New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 22, 2016
The roundworm uses a light receptor that resembles a type of taste receptor and is better at detecting UV light than human photoreceptors.
Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 27, 2016
Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.
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.