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Sweet and Sour Science

By | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.

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Cat Cravings

By | January 1, 2012

A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.

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A Truly Happy Return

By | December 1, 2011

After a roller-coaster of an October, The Scientist resumes publication under new ownership.

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Contributors

December 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the November/December 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Sensing Fat

By | December 1, 2011

Are genes that alter the perception of fat making us fat?

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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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Bitter Pill

By | March 1, 2011

Editor's choice in drug discovery

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