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How an itch hitches a ride to the brain

How an itch hitches a ride to the brain

Author: Laurel Hamers / Source: Science News DON’T SCRATCH Scientists reveal how the spinal cord communicates the discomfort of itchy bug bites to the brain. Scientists have traced the sensation of itch to a place you can’t scratch. The discomfort of a mosquito bite...

Scratching is catching in mice

Scratching is catching in mice

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News Like people, mice experience sudden itches after seeing other mice scratch — a boon for studying the neuroscience of contagious behaviors. MOUSE SEE, MOUSE ITCH Catch sight of someone scratching and out of nowhere...

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