Scientists identify nerve that detects pleasure from grooming

C-fibers, nerve cells found in the skin of the hairy portion of mice legs, conduct pleasurable sensory input, not pain, according to research from the California Institute of Technology. It's possible the cells evolved in response to mammals grooming for external parasites, and their existence may explain why many mammals experience pleasure when the head or arm is stroked.

View Full Article in:

Independent (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Associate Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Stryker
Mahwah, NJ
Director, Compliance - Health Plan Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC