News tagged with itching

Potential new target identified for treating itch

Researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may help scientists find more effective ...

Jul 19, 2016
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Skin has the nerve to tell you to scratch

No matter the trigger—bug bites, a medication side-effect or an itchy wound—the urge to scratch can be a real pain. Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have identified a potential drug target in the skin ...

Mar 11, 2016
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To scratch an itch is a hairy problem

An insect lands on your arm, moving the tiny hairs on your skin just enough to make you want to scratch. Salk Institute researchers have uncovered evidence of a dedicated neural pathway that transmits the itchy feeling triggered ...

Oct 29, 2015
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Neuroscience: Why scratching makes you itch more

Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, ...

Oct 30, 2014
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