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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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Breaching the Wall

By | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Supertaster Anatomy

By | December 1, 2011

The unique taste bud patterning in people who have super-charged senses of taste

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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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Can We Taste Fats?

By | December 1, 2011

Researchers are close to finding a receptor directly triggered by fatty acids.

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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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Deafness Gene Heightens Touch

By | November 20, 2011

People with a defect in an ion channel that causes deafness are more sensitive to certain types of touch.

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Genome Digest

By | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Super Sensitive Spider Sensilla

By | October 28, 2011

Researchers measure the responsiveness of a spider’s slit sensilla, sensory organs embedded in the exoskeleton that sense vibrations.

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