Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action

In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.

In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.

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Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2018
The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
Image of the Day: Smell You Later  
Image of the Day: Smell You Later  
The Scientist Staff | Sep 5, 2017
Scientists demonstrate that just the right amount of inflammation after an injury to a mouse’s olfactory epithelium is key for regenerating cells important for smell.
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
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
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.
Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice
Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jul 5, 2017
Animals lacking a sense of smell stayed thinner than their smelling counterparts, despite eating the same amount.
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2017
Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells. 
Contributors
Contributors
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of The Scientist.