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Spotting that nasty taste could well have saved our lives

Spotting that nasty taste could well have saved our lives

Plant toxins in the diets of early humans drove the evolution of taste

Plant toxins in the diets of early humans drove the evolution of taste

We should be extra wary of making social blunders when we are under strain or fatigued

We should be extra wary of making social blunders when we are under strain or fatigued

Compound derived from cottonseed could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

Compound derived from cottonseed could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

New treatment option for bad breath

New treatment option for bad breath

Discovery of a chemical messenger called neuropeptide Y (NPY) in taste bud cells

Discovery of a chemical messenger called neuropeptide Y (NPY) in taste bud cells

Research looks at social blunders when we are under strain or fatigued

Research looks at social blunders when we are under strain or fatigued

Treatment options for skull base tumors

Treatment options for skull base tumors

Harmonic scalpel could reduce operative time and blood loss in patients

Harmonic scalpel could reduce operative time and blood loss in patients

Canada first country to approve cannabis based painkiller

Canada first country to approve cannabis based painkiller

Activation of thermoreceptors mediates raw garlic's burning pungency

Activation of thermoreceptors mediates raw garlic's burning pungency

Soft tissue injuries can predict risk of facial fractures in trauma patients

Soft tissue injuries can predict risk of facial fractures in trauma patients

Compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

Compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer

Lip piercing bad for gums

Lip piercing bad for gums

Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea

Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea

Naturally occurring antifungal agent in saliva kills oral pathogen responsible for most HIV-related oral infections

Naturally occurring antifungal agent in saliva kills oral pathogen responsible for most HIV-related oral infections

Health consequences of lip piercing

Health consequences of lip piercing

Eye thermal radiation can indicate a disease even before clinical signs appear

Eye thermal radiation can indicate a disease even before clinical signs appear

When the tongue slips, the eyes have it

When the tongue slips, the eyes have it

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers

Zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers