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A New Chemical Pathway that Helps the Brain Detect Different Tastes

Until now, many scientists believed that a single protein – TRPM5 – acted as a gatekeeper for tasting these delectable foods. Remove TRPM5 from a person's taste cells, and they would not be able to identify sweet, bitter or savory foods. A new study challenges this thinking. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), finds that a second protein – TRPM4 – performs a similar role in the taste system.

MossRehab Renewed Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

MossRehab 's Drucker Brain Injury Unit and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) – both part of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia – received their renewal grant for the 5th time from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to continue as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System .