New study questions the existence of the BNP-NPRA-GRP-GRPR dedicated neuronal pathway for itch

A new study from Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen's laboratory shows that the BNP-NPRA signaling does not function upstream of the GRP-GRPR pathway. A NIH team recently proposed that B-type natriuretic peptide…

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Scientists unravel mechanisms in chronic itching

Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis…

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Cornelius named Showman Professor

Lynn A. Cornelius, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the Winfred A. and Emma R. Showman Professor…

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Questions for the Itch Doctor

NAME: Zhou-Feng Chen TITLE: Director, Center for the Study of Itch at the Washington University School of Medicine LOCATION: St. Louis, Mo. Why do we need…

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