Why scratching makes you itch more

New research from scientists at the Center for the Study of Itch reveals that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

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Washington University's continued innovations in itch research featured in New York Times

Long overshadowed by pain in terms of research and treatment, chronic itching is getting a serious look beyond just throwing antihistamines at it.

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Center for the Study of Itch Symposium

Scratching the Surface: Frontier in Itch from Skin to Brain. The 2012 Center for the Study of Itch Symposium will be held on Friday, September 28th.

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Anesthesiology Professor, Zhou-Feng Chen, discovers mechanism of opiate-induced itching

For many years, scientists have scratched their own heads about why drugs that so effectively suppress pain also induce itch.

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