A unique group of neurons lights up in female mosquitoes only when they're eating the combined ingredients of blood, researchers report.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have found taste cells in mice that respond to as many as four different tastes. Humans are likely to have the same cells, the researchers say.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
June 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Sweet foods that are cooler don't taste as good to us, but why that is has been a mystery. New research may have the answer.
April 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.
April 3, 2020 • ~5 min
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Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
March 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Sudden loss of sense of smell or taste could be the first symptoms of COVID-19. An expert explains why that is and what to do if it happens to you.
March 24, 2020 • ~1 min
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