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Smell and taste are intricately linked - as demonstrated by a bad cold, where the sense of smell is lost, but also the taste of foods is much diminished. Both are gradually lost with aging, but ther...
Mammals detect the nutrient content, palatability and potential toxicity of food through taste buds that are present mainly in the tongue. In this Review, Roper and Chaudhari discuss the taste bud cel...
Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new research.
Deccan ChronicleCaffeine triggers a sweet tooth, says studyDeccan ChronicleResearchers say that the widely consumed stimulant tempers taste buds temporarily, making food seem less sweet. Drinking caff...
MONDAY, July 10, 2017 -- Did you know that flavored yogurt in the United States has a lot more sugar than it does in other countries? That's because our national sweet tooth is out of control. And the...
In mammals, taste buds typically contain 50–100 tightly packed taste-receptor cells (TRCs), representing all five basic qualities: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Notably, mature taste cells h...
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Despite this study's limitations, its findings suggest that performing carotid endarterectomy simultaneously with coronary artery bypass grafting provides no advantage over CABG alone.
Taste stimuli are transduced by taste buds and transmitted to the brain via afferent gustatory fibers. Renewal of taste receptor cells from actively dividing progenitors is finely tuned to maintain ta...
Taste cells in taste buds are epithelial sensory cells. Old taste bud cells die and are replaced by new ones generated from taste stem cells. Identifying and characterizing adult taste stem cells is t...
Activation of Type III cells in mammalian taste buds is implicated in the transduction of acids (sour) and salty stimuli. Several lines of evidence suggest that function of Type III cells in the anter...
It is common for women to report a change in taste (for instance an increased bitter or decreased sweet response) during pregnancy, however specifics of any variation in taste with pregnancy remain el...
The tongue is an elaborate complex of heterogeneous tissues with taste organs of diverse embryonic origins. The lingual taste organs are papillae, composed of an epithelium that includes specialized t...