Taste Cells (IMAGE) University at Buffalo Caption These re taste cells under a microscope, expressing green fluorescent protein. A new University at Buffalo study finds that obese mice had fewer taste cells capable of detecting sweetness than mice with slimmer physiques. The white bar is 20 microns. Credit Kyle Hacker Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in conjunction with news reports covered the research in the associated press release. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.