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Olfactory/Taste

Sensing sweetness on a molecular level

Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. While a lot is known about the individual proteins that signal "sweet," not much is known…

Sentinels in the mouth

Special sensory cells in the gums protect against periodontitisCredit: Monell Chemical Senses Center; Nature Communications PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2019) - Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by…