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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Welcome Monica Domaracki!

We are pleased to welcome Monica Domaracki to the Ross Laboratory!  Monica is from South Australia, where she studied Biochemistry and Anatomy at the University of Adelaide.  She worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.  We are excited to welcome her into the field of research and to […]

Itching: More than Skin-Deep

On February 17th, the New York Times ran an article about itch.   Read it here . The article points out that for a long time itching was overshadowed by pain in research and in treatment.  The story of Joshua Riegel, featured in the article, demonstrates how little we knew about chronic itch just five […]

We’re Getting Published!

The Ross lab is excited to announce that our paper, Dynorphin acts as a neuromodulator to inhibit itch in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, was accepted by Neuron!  The paper was first-authored by Adam Kardon and will be published later this year.  When the paper becomes available, we will make sure that it can […]

Au-revoir & Good Luck Adam!

On Friday January 31st, the lab said au-revoir to Adam Kardon – we all miss you, seriously a lot!  For his send off, we had perogies and beer at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, Adam’s favorite dive bar.  Adam was the first employee of the Ross lab two and a half years ago.  Though he was […]