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Image of the Day: Seeing Taste

Using two-photon excitation microscopy, researchers have captured the first real-time images of an actively tasting mouse tongue, discovering that each taste bud (blue) contains cells that recognize different flavors.

The Scientist Staff

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, S. LEE, S. YUN, M. CHOI

(See “Intravital microscopic interrogation of peripheral taste sensation,” Scientific Reports, 2015.)

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