How a light touch can spur severe itching

Hongzhen Hu, PhD has found that itching caused by touch is directly related to the number of touch receptors embedded in the skin. His team found, in mice, that fewer receptors make it more likely touching will induce itching.

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Jordan Shaker receives Spector prize for the best Undergraduate Research Thesis in biology.

Jordan’s thesis work, titled “Endogenous Opioidergic Circuits Involved in Thermoregulation” was based on his work in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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Research Team Wins Stanford Medicine X Nokia Digital Health Challenge

Five teams from some of the world’s leading medical research institutes were selected to explore how digital health devices could shape the future of research.

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Robert Gereau, PhD selected to prestigious Fellowship program

Robert Gereau, PhD is one of twelve experts in pain science and care selected to be Fellows of The Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: Communicating Science & Improving Care.

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Michael R. Bruchas, PhD is Inaugural Recipient of MINS Rising Star Award

The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the University of Pennsylvania announced that Michael R. Bruchas, PhD is the recipient of the inaugural Rising Star Award in neuroscience research.

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