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Brain scans of two strains of mice imbibing significant quantities of alcohol reveal serious shrinkage in some brain regions - but only in mice lacking a particular type of receptor for dopamine, the brain's "reward" chemical.
New research reveals a fascinating and unexpected molecular partnership within the brain neurons that regulate appetite.
A receptor found on blood platelets whose importance as a potential pharmaceutical target has long been questioned may in fact be fruitful in drug testing, according to new research from Michigan State University chemists.
The problem in biology of how to identify the promoters of olfactory receptor genes (>1000 genes) has remained unsolved due to the difficulty of purifying sufficient material from the olfactory epithelium.
Banana, mango or apricot - telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose.
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is the most abundant peptide hormone of the central nervous system.
Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting.
There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables?
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