Posted on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 | 9 comments| News tip by: Persia
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Its a discovery so unexpected that even the scientists who found them were skeptical at first.
A team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore discovered functioning taste receptors in the lungs by accident during an unrelated study of lung muscle receptors.
"Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter taste receptors are not just located in the mouth but also in human lungs."