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Newts' New Eyes

By | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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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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Avoiding Animal Testing

By | December 1, 2011

Advances in cell-culture technologies are paving the way to the complete elimination of animals from the laboratory.

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Brake Failure

By | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in Cell Biology

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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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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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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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