Dr. Maria Veldhuizen πŸ˜·πŸ’‰ Profile picture
Eats with joy | looks at brains of others also eating | makes graphs of that | she
Jul 12, 2022 β€’ 26 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Today I spoke up at a #FENS2022 discussion event about pandemic effects on mentoring. I spoke about my frustration regarding transmission mitigation at the meeting. I sorta highjacked the discussion and I'm sorry about that, but I just couldn't not say anything and 1/n that event seemed the most appropriate platform to get my message across. Particularly given that the discussion was framed as the pandemic being something that happened in the past. I shared my anxieties about getting COVID, bringing it home to my unvaxxed son etc. 2/n
May 18, 2022 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Can you read someone’s genes and know what kinds of foods they will like? 🍏πŸ₯¦πŸŒ­πŸŸπŸ”πŸΊπŸ«β˜•οΈ
I have some news about the different kinds of menus that emerge from a GWAS study of food liking and associated behavior and biology. nature.com/articles/s4146… We already know that if you look at single genes and single foods, you can predict for example who will find cilantro to taste β€œsoapy” and dislike it in their food. flavourjournal.com/content/1/1/22 Photo by JACQUELINE BRANDWAYN on Unsplash
Jul 30, 2020 β€’ 27 tweets β€’ 7 min read
We did a Good Science and I want to tell you a little more about it. Of course I do good science more often πŸ˜‡. But in this case I think it could be immediately useful and that is pretty rare to come by 🧡 #Covid_19 @GCChemosensoryR In March we started hearing about taste and smell loss in COVID19. We came together (online) with a group of people and immediately had QUESTIONS πŸ˜·πŸ€”
May 17, 2020 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 6 min read
People sick with #COVID19 report losing their sense of taste or smell. Take a look at these google search trends.. #anosmia Together with a group of other experts; scientists, clinicians and patient advocates @GcChemosensR, I wonderedβ€¦πŸ€”
Mar 19, 2020 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 5 min read
So some portion of #COVID19 patients have taste/smell complaints during and after their illness. Are there any @ home taste/smell tests that use common household items? Not for diagnostic purposes, but to track function over time during epidemics? #citsci @SimeonRGreene @AbScentUK @FifthSenseUK @ForgottenSense @katohla @NOSE_nl @UFCST @TasteProf @AFjaeldstad @TheresaLeslieW1 @jokriolo @OdorJohan @AchemsInfo @Dr_Paulevj