asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will detail the research funded by his Department, and other research of which his Department is aware, into the loss of the senses of smell and taste.
[pursuant to her reply, 27 April 1987, c. 33]: The Department is not currently funding any research into the loss of the senses of smell and taste.The main Government-funded agency for the promotion of medical and related biological research in the United Kingdom is the Medical Research Council, which receives its grant-in-aid from the Department of Education and Science. The council is currently supporting the following projects relevant to these conditions or basic research which may prove to be relevant:
- Neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms of pheromonal activity (1986–89).
- Analysis of sensory signals in the nervous system (1972–87).
- Mammalian peripheral neurogenesis: chemotactic guidance of primary sensory neurones by respective target ephithelia (1984–87).
- Central synaptic pathways from sensory neurones with free nerve endings in frog embryos (1985–88).
- Changes in cortical and subcortical evoked potentials inpatients with various lesions of the nervous system and sense organs.