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Mouse Study Reveals Previously Unknown Taste Cell That Detects Nearly All Flavours – ScienceAlert

Five taste sensations and just three types of taste cells make up the world of flavours – or so we thought. A new discovery indicates there could be more complexity to this equation than we first imagined.

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Five taste sensations and just three types of taste cells make up the world of flavours – or so we thought. A new discovery indicates there could be more complexity to this equation than we first imagined.
Researchers working with rodents have identified a new population of taste cells, and they appear to have a greater appreciation of flavour than previously thought possible. Instead of being selective like other taste cells, this ‘broadly responsive’ cell can respond to every known taste exce…

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