Scratch No More: Gene for Itch Sensation Discovered, Washington University in St. Louis Study  
7/25/2007 11:07:28 PM

Itching for a better anti-itch remedy? Your wish may soon be granted now that scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene for the itch sensation in the central nervous system. The discovery could rapidly lead to new treatments directly targeting itchiness and providing relief for chronic and severe itching.