A Rapidly Adapting Understanding of Touch

Meissner corpuscles, receptors for vibration and pressure in the hairless skin of mammals, were first discovered over 165 years ago. However, the function of these structures in touch perception has remained relatively unclear. Now, using a new mouse model and modern genetic tools, a recent study provides an updated characterization of Meissner corpuscles and how they contribute to touch sensation. Read more.

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