Taste cells can regrow in 10 days

Taste cells can regrow in 10 days
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Much like skin cells, taste cells regenerate, or turn over about every 10 days, says a study. This is why there are no devastating diseases directly associated with taste. People are less likely to get back brain cells that may have burned out, but there are no such threats associated with burning taste cells and they are likely to regain normal sense of taste within days, the researchers noted.

New York: Much like skin cells, taste cells regenerate, or turn over about every 10 days, says a study. This is why there are no devastating diseases directly associated with taste. People are less likely to get back brain cells that may have burned out, but there are no such threats associated with burning taste cells and they are likely to regain normal sense of taste within days, the researchers noted.

Olfactory receptor neurons are constantly dying and being replaced, which can give researchers new understanding of how these neurons are able to regenerate. What we view as the sense of taste is actually a combination of smell, taste and texture, with smell playing a major role. A single taste bud can have dozens of receptor cells that send signals of sour, sweet, salty and bitter through nerve channels to the brain.

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