Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD (left), director of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and postdoctoral research scholar Devin M. Barry, PhD, have found that certain pathways in the sensory neurons of mice can work together to transmit itch signals. The discovery may help scientists find more effective ways to make itching stop. (Photo: Robert J. Boston/School of Medicine)

Potential new target identified for treating itch

School of Medicine researchers have found how sensory nerve cells work together to transmit itch signals from the skin to the spinal cord, where neurons then carry those signals to the brain. Their discovery may help scientists find more effective ways to make itching stop.
Gun Violence

High schoolers tackle systems of gun violence

A few dozen St. Louis area high school students gathered for a summit this summer to discuss how system dynamics can affect gun violence in the community. The second annual Changing Systems Student Summit was sponsored by the Brown School’s Ferguson Seed Fund and Social System Design Lab and the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis.
Recent graduate Jun Bae (center) works with students in the Sam Fox School's Alberti Program last June. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

‘Understanding what we see’

In “Bob’s Tour,” recent Sam Fox School alumnus Jun Bae explores the community activism of associate professor Bob Hansman. The feature-length documentary will be screened July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre as part of Cinema St. Louis’ Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
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