Study implicates the PIEZO2 gene in experiencing the urge to urinate. The gene helps at least two cell types in the brain to identify when the bladder is full and needs emptying.
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Pain signaling occurs much faster than previously believed. Researchers report thickly myelinated nerves contribute to pain processing speeds.
Researchers have identified a mechanoreceptor protein which mediates the sense of touch in mammals.
Scientists have identified two proteins which may have a critical function in biological systems. The proteins, named Piezo1 and Piezo2, have been identified as being involved in cellular response to mechanical stimulation.