Why itch is contagious?

Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen's team discovers why mice scratch in response to other mice scratching. Read news Record, St.Louis Public Radio, Independent, NBC, Daily Mail, The Guardian,…

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Brian Kim Discusses Itch on Great Day St. Louis

What's the Itch? Dr. Brian Kim explains some reasons why you can't get rid of the itch. Watch video here.

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Brian Kim named the recipient of 2016 Clinical Scientist Development Award by DDCF, Congratulations!

Dr. Brian Kim won the prestigious 2016 Clinical Scientist Development Award, according to The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's announcement.  He is one of the 17 exceptional physician scientists selected from…

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Research identifies a pair of itchy channels for treating itch

Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen's team has identified a pair of itchy ion channels working in concert to transmit different types of itch in sensory neurons, providing potential new targets for treating itch.…

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New York Times Features Innovative Research at CSI

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Drs. Zhou-Feng Chen and Lynn Cornelius, talk about chronic itch as an unmet need and the clinical implication of the…

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Itching for no reason? Immune system may be at fault

In a small study of patients who have chronic itching with no known cause, researchers from Dr. Brian Kim's lab at the Center for the Study of Itch identified immune…

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Brian Kim wins St. Louis Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 award, Congratulations!

Each year the St. Louis Business Journal selects and honors the best and brightest leaders under 40 in the St. Louis metropolitan region.  This year, Dr. Brian Kim, Co-Director of…

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Amy Xu selected as Howard Hughes fellow to study itch

Third-year medical student and fellowship recipient Amy Xu will spend the year investigating molecular pathways that regulate eczema-associated itch. Her research mentor is former Howard Hughes fellow Brian Kim, MD, assistant…

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Qin Liu named a 2015 Pew Scholar, Congratulations!

Qin Liu is among 22 outstanding young scientists named the 2015 class of Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Congratulations to Qin Liu for her achievement…

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