• Discovered: The Molecule Responsible for Itchiness

    Discovered: The Molecule Responsible for Itchiness

    The journal Science reports new information about the mechanism of itching. Many allergy patients are all too familiar with skin itching, sometimes as a problem in itself and, for others, as a major symptom of hives and eczema. As described in the report, the molecules and receptors involved in itching are now better understood, but translating these findings into treatments for affected patients will require more study.

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