28 Jun 2017

Taste Buds in Your Gut

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 28 June 2017

Did you know you had taste buds in your gut, and they might be affecting everything from your mood, to how you react to spicy food? Professor David Julius is from the Physiology Department at the University of California. He looks into how signals are received and transmitted by the nervous system.

Enterochromaffin cells (blue) in finger-like projections within the gut villi (outlined in red) detect noxious chemicals.

Enterochromaffin cells (blue) in finger-like projections within the gut villi (outlined in red) detect noxious chemicals. Photo: Holly Ingraham/David Julius labs

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