News tagged with taste

How fruit flies taste water

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to detect water and regulate water intake is essential for all animals because if cells have too little or too much water the consequences for the animal can be disastrous. It ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology report
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A role for calcium in taste perception

Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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You Are What You Listen To

(PhysOrg.com) -- It may not be possible to judge a book by its cover, but judging someone by the contents of their iTunes library could be a very different story, new research suggests.

dateAug 27, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Smokers' tongues fail taste test

Smokers have fewer and flatter taste buds. A study of the tongues of 62 Greek soldiers, published in the open access journal BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, has demonstrated how cigarettes deaden the ability to taste. ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Other
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