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Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Painful Art

Caption: Creating scientific art, the word "pain" was traced by the researchers in magenta over nerve fibers glowing green. The nerves were genetically engineered to glow when they were activated by painful stimuli, like capsaicin. Hairs appear in yellow.

Credit: David Rini

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