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News & Views: Scientists investigate what makes us itch
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Unit1, ND Unit3, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |


Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.

Read more at NPR.org.