Taste Buds Dancing on a Mouse Tongue

Taste Buds Dancing on a Mouse Tongue

Two thousand-the number of taste buds on the human tongue; tiny little sensors that tell us if we have salty, sweet, sour and umami flavored foods. Just how we distinguish taste is the subject of recent research at the Australian National University. With an imaging technique called intravital multiphoton microscopy, researchers used an infrared laser […]

Golden Retriever Study Benefits Dogs and Humans

Golden Retriever Study Benefits Dogs and Humans

What do you get when you put together 3000 golden retrievers, dedicated veterinarian and scientists, and the threat of cancer? You get a landmark longitudinal study that will benefit your family pets but also your family. Chloe, the last golden enrolled in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, will help scientists better understand the […]

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Tree Derived Molecule Helps Females Lose Weight but Not Males

Males struggle less with weight loss than females, just diet with your significant other sometime ladies, but a new study shows that a molecule found in plant leaves keeps female mice from gaining weight but not males. Can we get a collective WOO HOO?!?!  Researchers have shown that a hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), […]