Thursday, September 5, 2019
There’s More to Pain Than "Ouch"
Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered a new pain sensing organ.
They say, “…they have discovered that the special cells that surround the pain-sensing nerve cells that extend into the outer layer of skin appear to be involved in sensing pain – a discovery that points to a new organ behind the feeling of “ouch!”.
Here’s the story:
Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ, Nicola Davis, theguardian.com, 15 Aug 2019.
“Octopus-like Schwann cells that engulf nerves in skin can sense pain, experiments show.”
“A new organ involved in the sensation of pain has been discovered by scientists, raising hopes that it could lead to the development of new painkilling drugs.”
Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time For The Pain - 1974
O.K. So, it's still a kind of pain isn't it?