Karolinska Institutet identifies a previously unknown sensory pain organ in mice which detects painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts.

Previously unknown sensory organ identified.

Chronic pain is an out-of-control pandemic still growing after many decades. Subsequently, it is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries around the world, with almost one in five people experiencing constant pain in their lifetime. This aside, sensitivity to pain is also required for survival proffering a protective function. Additionally prompting a reflex to prevent damage to tissue. For example, … Continue reading Previously unknown sensory organ identified.