Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt Are ECSTATIC About Gully Boy’s Oscar Entry; 'Making A Mark On World Stage'
    • Vicky Kaushal Compares Playing His Sardar Udham Singh Character To His Takht Character
    • Karan Johar Reveals He Cried When Article 377 Was Abolished, Says Next Is Same-s*x Marriages
    • Tiger Shroff Approached For 'Khalnayak' Sequel; Sanjay Dutt Confirms & Reveals Details!
    • Kiara Advani On Being A Part Of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: I Am A Huge Fan Of 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'
    • Happy Birthday Kareena Kapoor Khan: Actress Shares A Kiss With Saif To Begin The Celebrations!
    • Rahul Bose Pledges To Donate Organs: 'I'll Pledge Every Square Inch Of My Body'
    • CONTROVERSIAL: Urvashi Rautela Breaks Silence On Her ‘INAPPROPRIATE VIDEO’ With Boney Kapoor
    • Sonam Kapoor Opens Up On Suffering From Skin & Body Insecurities When She Was Younger
    • Yami Gautam To Devote Time For Organic Farming After ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ Wraps!
    • Gaadi Mein Aana Hai Humare Saath? Obsessive Paparazzi Bowled Over By Janhvi Kapoor
    • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Movie Review: Karan Deol's Film Struggles To Stay Close To The Heart!
    • Isha Sharvani Duped Of Rs 3 Lakh By Fake Call Centre Employees; 3 Held
    • Karisma Kapoor, Sunny Deol Face Charges For Pulling Chain In Train During Shooting
Unknown Organ Under Human Skin Found, May Help Detect Pain
Boldsky | 21st Aug, 2019 05:00 PM

A recent study published in the journal Science, 'Specialized cutaneous Schwann cells initiate pain sensation' asserts the discovery of a previously unknown organ, located under the skin. The unknown organ is said to possess the ability to help you feel pain from pricks (small amount).

It was thought that a small amount of pain or pain from a pinprick was perceived through the nerve endings located below the outer layer of the skin. But the new study disregards this by suggesting that it is not only the nerves but also the cells that are tangled up in cells that cause you to flinch when something pricks you .

Although science speaks of the various kinds of sensory organs in the skin, those were the ones involved in touch sensation. The newfound sensory organ is a mesh of branched cells and nerves, responds to the external cues and passes on the information to your brain and stands apart from the already known sensory organs because this one plays a significant role in pain reception .

The sensory organ is sensitive to pricks or jabs and sends the signal to the brain on the application of pressure, which then is sent back to the site of the prick, which causes the sensation of pain.

The cells that compose the sensory organ, which is termed as Schwann cells, "look a little bit like an octopus, with long, tentacle-like protrusions extending into surrounding nerves", said Patrik Ernfors, a Professor of Tissue Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

In order to assimilate the function of these specific Schwann cells in the skin , the researchers conducted a lab study using the method optogenetics. The study helped in gathering the result that the cells were able to help perceive the sensation of pain.

Speaking about the lab study, the researcher has said, "When we turn these cells off, the animals feel much less pressure and pain". The Schwann cells are being considered as a new potential target cell for medication.

Now, the researchers are gearing to examine whether the cell has any role in creating the sensation of chronic pain .

"Chronic pain has become a focus of attention as opioid addiction continues to debilitate lives and cause mortality", asserted the researchers .

   
 
Health and Life
  • 12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Mangosteen
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Skin Abscess: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention And Treatment
    • How Does Your Oral Health Affect Your Overall Health?
    • 17 Tick-borne Diseases You Should Be Aware Of
    • 10 Nutritional Health Benefits Of Loquat
      • Chemicals In Beauty Products May Harm Women's Reproductive Hormones, Says Study
      • How To Brush Your Teeth Correctly
      • Celiac Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prevention
        • 19 Amazing Health Benefits Of Hops
        • Does Eating Too Much Sugar Cause Diabetes?
          • World Ozone Day 2019: Products That Cause Ozone Depletion And Their Eco-friendly Alternatives
          • Sebaceous Horn (Devil’s Horn): Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Treatment, And Prevention
          • 10 Benefits Of Cycling For Your Health
            • Microcytic Anemia: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, And Prevention
            • Cyberchondria: How The Internet Can Affect Your Mental Health
            • Everything You Need To Know About The Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol Levels) Condition
              • Fournier Gangrene: Causes, Symptoms, Risk factors, Treatment, And Prevention
              • Milk And Yoghurt May Help Improve Your Heart Health
              • World Sepsis Day 2019: Sepsis In Infants And Children