Itch-specific Neurons Identified In Mice Offers Hope For Better Treatments

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 21:21 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have discovered that itch-specific neurons exist in mice, and their studies suggest that itch and pain signals are transmitted along different pathways in the spinal cord. The researchers say they can knock out an animal's itch response without affecting its ability to sense pain.

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