Key To Body's Ability To Detect Subtle Temperature Changes Discovered By UC Davis Researchers

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Scientists have long known the molecular mechanisms behind most of the body's sensing capabilities. Vision, for example, is made possible in part by rhodopsin, a pigment molecule that is extremely sensitive to light. It is involved in turning photons into electrical signals that can be decoded by the brain into visual information. [click link for full article] ...