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Study finds temperature-sensing role in eyes’ light-sensing receptor


March 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells is also critical for sensing temperature."For decades, this well-known molecule - one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fizzy drinks light up pain sensors set off by spicy food


September 29th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the carbon dioxide in fizzy beverages sets off the same pain sensors in the nasal cavity as mustard and horseradish."Carbonation evokes two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How insects decide what to eat and what to avoid


April 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A protein in sensory cells on the "tongues" of fruit flies enables them to detect a noxious chemical and, thereby influencing their decision about what to eat and ... Read more...

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What makes us cough


July 9th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Hull have identified a new group of molecules on the surface of nerve cells that make people cough when they are irritated.According to ... Read more...

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Animals can adapt to small temperature differences


July 30th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Animals can sense large changes in temperatures and either move away or die. Now researchers have found they can perceive small variations in temperature as well, and adjust ... Read more...

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General anesthesia may increase post-op pain


June 24th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): General anesthesia given to patients during surgery is likely to increase post-surgical pain after they regain consciousness, suggests a new study.Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Centre have ... Read more...

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How pollution, cigarette smoke damage airways


June 21st, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Florence in Italy say that they have gained fresh insights into how pollution and cigarette smoke damage airways.Lead researcher Pierangelo Geppetti ... Read more...

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