Smell and Taste
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Olfaction
Current understanding of the physiological basis for olfaction (sense of smell) and the possible molecular interactions that specify odorant signaling.
Taste & Smell Disorders Clinic, Texas
Assessment and treatment of taste and smell disorders.
Monell Chemical Senses Center
A scientific institute for multidisciplinary research on taste, smell and chemosensory irritation.
Olfactory Receptors
The Human Olfactory Receptor Data Exploratorium; information on the OR proteins, their structure, function and evolution. A set of analysis tools is provided.
Chemosensory Perception Lab at UCSD- chemical senses research
The Chemosensory Perception Lab in the Department of Surgery at University of California, San Diego performs research on how people perceive chemicals and how chemicals exert short-term effects on people.
Nasal Dysfunction Clinic
Located at the University of California, San Diego.
The Taste and Smell Clinic
Located in Washington, D.C. Information about the clinic, diagnosis, treatment, FAQs, research and contact details.
Smell Research by Tim Jacob
A Professor at Cardiff University, Wales, this site lists information on his research and teaching interests. It includes information on brain activity related to smell, which may be of interest to anosmics.
The Sense of Scents, the Sense of Self
Smell and its interaction with the brain, and in particular the relationship between smell and memory.
Representations of Olfactory Information in the Brain
Research article on olfaction (sense of smell).
Smell and Taste Disorders
A discussion as to how smell and taste works, the four basic tastes, what causes the disorders, diagnosing and a discussion on whether they can be treated.
Smell and Taste Disorders
The Merck Manual takes an extensive look at discussion on diagnosis and treatment.
Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)
Association established to advance the understanding of chemosensory mechanisms by bringing to one forum the variety of different scientific disciplines currently being used to approach the chemical senses
Taste and Smell Loss: Risk for Disease?
A reduced, distorted, or lost sense of taste or smell represent serious risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other illnesses that require adherence to specific dietary regimens.
Olfaction: From Genome Mining to Molecular Recognition Statistics
Lecture on olfaction by Doron Lancet at UCSB
Human olfactory receptor repertoire
Olfactory receptor sequences that represent essentially the complete repertoire of functional human odorant receptors.
The Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, Ltd.
Focused on working to better the understanding of and proactively utilize the body's senses. (Chicago, IL)
The Sense of Taste
Answers questions about the sense of taste.
The Smell and Taste Disorders Clinic, Syracuse
Health Science Center of the State University of New York in Syracuse. Explanation of smell and taste disorders with treatment options.
SenseLab
Database devoted to olfactory receptors.
Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center (RMTSC).
The Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Smell and Taste Disorders
Provides an overview about how smell and taste work, the main causes of disorders of these senses, and the diagnoses and treatments of them.
The ChemoReception Web
Sensory, biological, and chemical aspects of how tastes, smells, and pheromones are received and perceived. Includes a comprehensive index of scientific abstracts.
NIDCD Health Information on Smell and Taste Disorders
A basic introduction to smell and taste disorders.
UConn Taste and Smell Center
Our Taste and Smell Clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach to determine the etiology of a patient’s taste and smell disorder. University of Connecticut Health Center.
Duke University - Taste and Smell Lab
Located in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina USA. Research spans the range from clinical to molecular investigations of the senses of taste and smell.
Scientific American: Making Sense of Taste
Analysis of how cells on the tongue register the sensations of sweet, salty, sour and bitter, and how the brain interprets these signals as various tastes.

 
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