Processing Coffee, Bacon, and Sugar with a Newly Found Protein

For years now, we’ve believed that the protein responsible for our brain’s ability to detect bitter, sweet and savory foods depends solely on G protein-coupled receptor signaling with the transient receptor potential melastatin 5 (TRPM5) protein, crowning it as the sole gatekeeper for these flavors and our ability to distinguish and recognize them, often activated…

Breathing Rhythm Found to Affect Memory and Fear

Breathing has never been before linked to anything other than the intake of oxygen, but now it seems to have connections to brain function– specifically, memory and fear. Northwestern Medicine scientists have found for the first time, that breathing rhythm induces electrical activity that enhances both memory recall and emotional judgements. Interestingly, the behaviors depend…

The Brain and Facial Recognition

First of all, before I introduce the interesting topic regarding the brain and facial recognition, I want to sincerely apologize that I haven’t been posting much. I plan to make this a weekly thing now, so stay posted for that! So, back to the topic at hand. MIT  has finally been able to reproduce how…

Slideshow: Ingestible Origami Robot

Artificial Intelligence is an incredible feat that humans were able to achieve, especially when we consider our short timeline on Earth. And of course MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology were able to create something unimaginable– an ingestible origami robot, built upon previous prototypes and models. The new work, which the…