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Is Echinacea In or Out? Should You Stock Up on Zinc? Why's the Neti Pot So Hot?

... SAN DIEGO, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Echinacea was all the rage 3 years ago, and zinc lozenges were on everyone's tongues last year. Which cold and flu treatments are the "it" products that doctors are recommending now? RealAge.com, a leading health and wellness si...

Route to obesity passes through tongue

...s in the rodents' brains to record the firing of nerve cells when the rats' tongues were exposed to various tastes -- salt, citric acid, plain water and six di...O rats, the OLETF rats had about 50 percent fewer neurons firing when their tongues were exposed to sucrose, suggesting that obese rats are overall less sensit...

C.A.R.E. Florida Launches Family Weekends to Help on That Long Road to Recovery

...he patient and their family. C.A.R.E. FLORIDA Executive Director, Dr. Mitchell E. Wallick, has seen many patients inveigle their families with forked tongues in order to leave rehab early before finishing treatment. These enticements are regularly fraught with threats and coercion that are borderline terro...

How Taste-buds Develop?

...ns of Wnt proteins were blocked, taste papilla buds completely failed to develop. Conversely, in mice in which Wnt signaling was over activated, their tongues were covered with many and large papillae and taste buds. "Unlike most surface epithelial cells, taste buds have characteristics of neurons as wel...

Possibility Of Regaining Speech After Tongue, Voice Box Removal

...y. The other group received secondary TEP, performed after being screened from a population of head and neck cancer patients who had already had their tongues and voice boxes removed. After six months, researchers say all the patients who received a secondary TEP were satisfied with their speech intelligi...

Germs to blame for bad breath

...ue. The study was based on gene sequencing to compare bacteria found on the tongues of those with halitosis and those with fresh breath. Researchers found spec...mething that makes these types of bacteria more likely to colonise in their tongues than ones that colonise normal tongues. However, uncovering all the bugs is...
Tongues in Biological News

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

...bjects trained the computer to understand how they would like to move their tongues to indicate different commands. A unique set of specific tongue movements w...y completed the computer and powered wheelchair navigation tasks with their tongues without difficulty, which demonstrates that the Tongue Drive system can pot...

Your gut has taste receptors

...Dr. Margolskee and his colleagues Dr. Josephine M. Egan, Dr. Soraya P. Shirazi-Beechey and Dr. Zaza Kokrashvili reasoned that the sugar sensors of the tongues taste buds might also be there in the gut. Sweet taste in the tongue depends on the taste receptor T1R3 and the taste G protein gustducin. The sma...

Columbine flowers develop long nectar spurs in response to pollinators

...rwin's race, plants with the longest spurs and pollinators with the longest tongues [to tap the flowers' nectar] would be favored by natural selection, and--in...ever-ending process--continually drive the plants' spurs and the pollinator tongues to exceptionally long lengths." But it turns out, Whittall and Hodges ...

Bitter or sweet? The same taste bud can tell the difference

...t a bitter taste was on the tongue. In the current study, the researchers conducted their experiments on taste bud cells taken from the rear of the tongues of rats. (The back of the tongue has the highest concentration of taste buds.) They isolated single cells from individual taste buds. They attached ve...

Cats' indifference towards sugar explained

...d it molecularly," says Joseph Brand, senior author of the study and Associate Director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center. Scattered on mammalian tongues are specialized taste bud receptors that recognize specific tastes, including, of course, sweet. Two different proteins hook together to make each swe...
Tongues in Biological Definition

Digestion

... by defecation . Digestive organs Organisms develop specialized organs to aid in the digestion of their food, for example different types of tongues or teeth. Insects may have a crop (or the enlargement of esophagus ) while birds may develop a gizzard (or a stomach that acts as teeth and mech...
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