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Archive for December, 2013

Pitt Med Magazine: Understanding Itch

Pain and itch have an interesting relationship. If you are bitten by a mosquito, you can ease the itch by scratching your skin. And if you take a dose of a powerful painkiller like morphine, you’re likely to itch. The interrelatedness of these two experiences has made deciphering their neurobiology a real puzzler.   (more…)

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