sense of touch http://wvxu.org en UC study may help treat diabetes, fibromyalgia http://wvxu.org/post/uc-study-may-help-treat-diabetes-fibromyalgia <p>That old saying, "you hit a nerve" may have to go out the proverbial window.</p><p>A researcher at the University of Cincinnati has proved something called Merkel cells are what actually allow us to sense touch.</p><p>Pain researcher Jianguo Gu made the discovery by studying hair follicles in rat whiskers.</p><p>The results could help doctors treat or prevent diabetes, fibromyalgia and certain pathological conditions.</p><p>The study's findings are published in the April 15 edition of the scientific journal,<em> Cell</em>.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:28:51 +0000 Tana Weingartner 25521 at http://wvxu.org