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Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways

By | December 1, 2011

The tongue may be the epicenter of taste sensation, but taste receptors are scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory tracts.

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Matters of Taste

By | December 1, 2011

Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.

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University Settles With Professor

By | November 29, 2011

The University of Oklahoma settles a case against a professor accused of harming students in his research.

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Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture

By | November 28, 2011

Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.

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The Roots of Violence

By | November 23, 2011

Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human-on-human aggression etched in an ancient skull.

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Why We Yawn

By | November 17, 2011

Rather than fatigue or boredom, researchers propose that yawning may cool an overheated brain.

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How Skin Tells Time

By | November 9, 2011

The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.

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Prenatal Stress Ages Offspring

By | November 9, 2011

High stress during fetal development could  cause premature aging, according to a study in chickens, which published today (November 9) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 

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Fighting Cancer with Light

By | November 7, 2011

Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.

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Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage

By | November 4, 2011

An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.

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