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Why wool sweaters cause itchiness

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 21:36

In a new study, researchers have uncovered strong evidence that mice have a specific set of nerve cells that signal itch but not pain, a finding that may settle a decades-long debate about these sensations, and, if confirmed in humans, help in developing treatments for chronic itch, including itch caused by life-saving medications.

`Scientists solve mystery behind human itching`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 10:09

Scientists have identified that certain nerve cells are specialized to detect itchy sensations, and those receptors don’t detect painful sensations.

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