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Released: 02/22/2017

There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain, such as burning and stinging sensations. But when it comes to sending signals toward your brain through your spinal cord, itch and mild pain can go through the same set of spinal cord neurons, researchers report Feb. 22 in Neuron. This finding explains why pain often accompanies intense, chemical-induced itch.

Released: 02/22/2017

TOLEDO, Ohio-- Feb. 22, 2017– Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) today announced a strategic collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine intended to promote innovative care and wellness for the aging population and to create programs that increase quality, value and connectivity across the health care continuum.

Released: 02/22/2017

Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after chemotherapy.

Released: 02/20/2017

When it comes to your heart health, it’s never too early or too late to start making meaningful changes to your lifestyle. Not only is it important to eat right and move more, but also to know your risks for certain heart diseases and understand your numbers. From learning the best diets for your heart to smart approaches to exercise, our experts provide guidance on keeping your heart in tip-top shape.

Released: 02/16/2017

What: The Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

When: Feb. 13–16, 2017

Where: Seattle, Washington, Washington State Convention Center

(705 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101)

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