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How COVID-19 works to destroy our sense of smell

Leslie Kay | 
[A]nosmia [loss of sense of smell] seen with COVID-19 is present in 30–98 percent of infected people seen in hospitals, ...
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Some COVID-19 survivors may never regain taste or smell, doctors say

Preetika Rana | 
Clinicians racing to understand the novel disease are starting to discern an unusual trend: one common symptom—the loss of smell ...
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Losing sense of taste and smell could be ‘early warning sign’ of coronavirus infection

Ashley Yeager | 
Nearly two weeks ago, Alessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working as a consultant in Bologna, Italy, was mowing the grass in his ...
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Do genetics determine what we like to eat? Study finds no ‘smoking gun taste gene’

Chuck Dinerstein | 
A recent genome-wide association study found 17 genetic sites related to bitter beverage consumption ...
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Our powers of perception are boosted by our brain that guesses what’s about to happen

Jordana Cepelewicz | 
Imagine picking up a glass of what you think is apple juice, only to take a sip and discover that ...

Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

Kevin Folta, Linda Bartoshuk | 
University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...
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Uganda’s researchers ready to taste test their GMO vitamin A-enriched banana

Lominda Afedraru | 
The East African cooking banana is one of the major food crops eaten by the people living in central Uganda ...
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