Stephen Liggett

Oct. 29, 2010

Lungs, Taste, and Asthma

Researchers have discovered that lung tissue contains taste receptors. The find, they say, could lead to improved treatments for asthma.

taste, sensation, receptor, taste buds, asthma, lung, breathing

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