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2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

A Rewired Serotonin System May Help Medications Be More Effective With Fewer Side Effects
2013-02-15 14:47:11

Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Houston found a new way to influence the vital serotonin signaling system. The team linked malfunctions in serotonin signaling to a range of health issues, including everything from depression and addictions, to epilepsy and obesity.

2013-02-07 15:27:50

Among the animals that are appealing “cover models” for scientific journals, lancelets don’t spring readily to mind.

When Good Resolutions Go Bad, Look For More Than Endorphins
2013-01-05 06:21:43

A research team from Inserm has published a new study in the journal Biological Psychology detailing the key role played by a protein, the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, during physical exercise.

Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Researchers have found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also play a role in longevity and healthy aging.

2012-12-05 11:03:18

The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in response to light exposures.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.