June 13, 2018
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic dermatitis. The work sheds further light on the pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from the peripheral (skin) to the central (spinal cord) nervous system. “You can think of itch being transmitted from the skin
April 26, 2018
Scratching the Surface of Itch
Santosh Mishra is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. He studies the neurological pathways involved in itch, in order to help us understand why and how we feel this sensation. He was recently involved in an international research collaboration aimed at identifying the process by which itch sensations are transmitted to the brain.
April 5, 2018
NC State CVM Awarded 3 Winn Feline Foundation Research Grants
The CVM took home three of the 14 grants awarded...
October 3, 2017
Neuroscientists Find ‘Gatekeeper’ in Itching Sensations Plays No Role in Pain Transmission
A study from North Carolina State University researchers shows that a neurotransmitter involved in relaying itching sensations from the skin to the spinal cord and into the brain plays no role in pain transmission. “For us, it’s very important to understand the neural circuits or pathways so that we can develop therapies specifically for pain
August 29, 2017
Fatty Acids and Itchy Skin – a Q&A with Santosh Mishra
Santosh Mishra, assistant professor of neuroscience at NC State Veterinary Medicine, was part of a team of NIH researchers who have discovered four previously unknown mediators for itch and pain in the skin. Identifying these mediators may be a first step toward providing relief for people who suffer from chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis.