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 […]

The Aging of Memory

The Aging of Memory

Forgetting is something that many of us worry about as we get older. Then we start to wonder if we are getting Alzheimer’s disease or something else. Relax. It probably isn’t Alzheimer’s, but the natural way our brain ages. The brain cells called neurons lose their connections between each other that can cause long term […]