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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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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Why scratching makes you itch more?

Read the story in The Record. Watch the video abstract here. Also in the News: NBC Nightly News (video), Inside science (video), D News (video), NZ 3…

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New study uncovers a novel mechanism that maintains histaminergic itch.

In a new study, Chen’s lab has identified NMBR as a novel itch receptor for mediating histaminergic itch in the spinal cord.  Using a combination of pharmacological, behavioral and genetic…

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Welcome Dr. Brian Kim, a new faculty, to join the CSI

We’re excited to announce that Brian Kim is joining CSI as an assistant professor and a physician scientist, starting from July 1, 2014. Dr. Brian Kim received his B.S. in…

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