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Bitter Taste Receptors in Uterus May One Day Help Prevent Premature Birth
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.
Teaching Humans to Echolocate
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2017
By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.
Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.
Fish Smell ATP to Find Food
Sandhya Sekar | Sep 1, 2017
Sensory neurons in the tip of the zebrafish nose respond to molecular signals released from food sources.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food
Computers That Can Smell
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.
Understanding Body Ownership and Agency
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | May 1, 2017
Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.
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Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
Understanding the Connection Between Synesthesia and Absolute Pitch
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers investigate the unusual association of musical sounds with tastes or colors through the lens of another perceptual quirk.