Nerve Cells Monitor the Skin (image) Johns Hopkins Medicine Caption This is an artist's rendition of nerve cells monitoring the surface of the skin where they may encounter pain stimulants like capsaicin, found in hot peppers, and itch stimulants like histamine. Credit Copyright Tim Phelps, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 Usage Restrictions It can be used with credit properly given (see below). It must not be modified/changed/labeled or used in any other manner without permission. NO copyright is being transferred. copyright Tim Phelps, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2012 Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.