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Taste and Smell Program


Research on the development of easily administered diagnostic tools for testing human chemosensory function in population studies; epidemiological studies of the prevalence of taste and smell disorders; intervention strategies for smell and taste disorders; development of bitter taste-blockers targeted toward pharmaceuticals; the development of artificial sweeteners; influence of taste and smell haplotypes on chemosensory sensitivity; chemosensory stem cell biology; human pheromone detection; retronasal olfaction; high-throughput screening of putative chemosensory ligand-receptor interactions; olfactory biomarkers for neurodegenerative disease; chemosensory risk factors affecting diet and health; biosensors and electronic noses for medical and industrial applications; and the development of an inventory of chemicals at exceptional high purity.

Barry J. Davis, Ph.D.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

301-402-3464, Fax: 301-402-6251


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