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A new type of taste bud has been discovered.

The image shows Type II taste receptor cells which were silenced to identify Type III broad range taste cells in mice.

Taste buds in the mouth are crucial for our survival, helping us to decide whether a certain food can be eaten or should be avoided. These mini warning systems contain 50–100 taste receptor cells and are located in the tongue and oral cavity. Taste receptors are specialized cells stimulated by the chemicals found in our food. Subsequently, this stimulation initiates

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