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Stem Cells And Your Taste Buds
2013-02-04 12:47:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As stem cell research progresses, scientists are becoming more and more specialized in studying the types of cells and tissues that they generate. In pursuing the mechanisms that drive stem cell specialization, scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have identified certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells and their location on the tongue, according to their report in the journal Stem Cells....

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2009-08-20 15:50:46

A study of 62 soldiers found that smokers had fewer and flatter taste buds than nonsmokers, researchers in Greece said. Study leader Pavlidis Pavlos of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said the team used electrical stimulation to test the taste threshold of the soldiers and endoscopes to measure the number and shape of a kind of taste bud called fungiform papillae. Statistically important differences between the taste thresholds of smokers and non-smokers were detected, Pavlos said in a...

2005-07-18 18:39:29

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ The tongue's ability to differentiate between sweet and bitter tastes may reside in the same taste bud cells, a new study reports. The study explains the discovery of a chemical messenger called neuropeptide Y (NPY) in taste bud cells. Though researchers have long known that NPY is active in the brain and gut, this is the first study to show that it is also active in taste bud cells. That finding gives scientists a deeper understanding of how the human brain may...


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