‘Wasabi Receptor’ Reveals Its Eye-Watering Secrets

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 08:52 in Health & Medicine

Acrid smoke and fresh-chopped onions don’t have much in common — other than evoking an eye-watering urge to run to another room. Remarkably, the irritant chemicals in both smoke and onions — as well as garlic, horseradish and wasabi, and an assortment of potent toxins such as formaldehyde — all trigger this protective response by […]

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