NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Study Identifies Gene That Makes Gentle Touch Painful After Injury

Ever wonder why things that normally feel gentle are painful after a sunburn? NIH researchers found a gene previously shown to control our sense of our bodies in space and gentle touch, may also be responsible for the skin’s reaction to injury that makes normally gentle touches feel painful.

Memory Gene Goes Viral

Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a discovery about a gene that's crucial for learning,

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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