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2009-12-23 09:03:19

As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order. Evidence that the taste system influences olfactory perception, however, has been vanishingly rare"”until now. In a novel study this week in Nature Neuroscience, Brandeis researchers report just such an influence. Neuroscientist Don Katz and colleagues...

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2009-12-21 09:02:50

The use of an electronic smelling system capable of discriminating which tomatoes, melons or other products have a more attractive aroma is a particularly valuable aid for agro-food firms. However, existing electronic noses do not "smell" in the same way depending on the laboratory conditions, and these conditions change throughout the day and from one day to another. In order to overcome these fluctuations, researchers from the Agro-Food Quality Improvement Group at the Universitat Jaume I...

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2009-12-16 16:15:00

A real possibility does exist for developing a new generation of foods that make people feel full by releasing anti-hunger aromas during chewing, scientists in the Netherlands are reporting after a review of research on that topic. Such foods would fight the global epidemic of obesity with aromas that quench hunger and prevent people from overeating. Their article appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Rianne Ruijschop and colleagues note that...

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2009-11-10 10:17:52

Scientists may not be able to tell a good book by its cover, but they now can tell the condition of an old book by its odor. In a report published in the American Chemical Society's Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal, they describe development of a new test that can measure the degradation of old books and precious historical documents on the basis of their aroma. The non-destructive "sniff" test could help libraries and museums preserve a range of prized paper-based objects, some...

2009-09-21 05:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Swirl LLC announces release of the most effective patented method of wine aeration. Wine Swirl(R) provides breakthrough results to wine lovers through its innovative aeration method. Unlike wine aerators that use a single pour through a funnel, Wine Swirl's sustained aeration method is truly transformative and improves all red wine regardless of cost. More efficient than decanting, Wine Swirl aerates red wine in minutes. "Allowing a red wine to...

2009-08-24 14:15:58

A U.S. study finds when the nose encounters two different scents simultaneously, the brain processes them separately and alternately through each nostril. Rice University scientists say their finding marks the first demonstration of perceptual rivalry in the human olfactory system. Our discovery opens up new avenues to explore the workings of the olfactory system and olfactory awareness, said Assistant Professor Denise Chen, who co-authored the research paper with graduate student Wen Zhou....

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2009-08-20 12:30:00

When the nose encounters two different scents simultaneously, the brain processes them separately through each nostril in an alternating fashion.This finding by researchers at Rice University in Houston is the first demonstration of "perceptual rivalry" in the olfactory system. The study was published online today by the journal Current Biology and will appear in the Sept. 29 print edition."Our discovery opens up new avenues to explore the workings of the olfactory system and olfactory...

2009-04-15 04:07:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A relaxing meal at 30,000 feet should be complemented by a signature glass of wine from a region of the world significant to that flight. Classically trained winemaker and viticulturist, Ken Chase, is now selecting wines for American Airlines so travelers can experience new adventures in taste. "American's wine program www.aa.com/wine aims to satisfy a traveler's desire to enjoy fine wines selected specifically for their flight and also to...

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2008-12-18 14:05:00

Inventors have come up with dozens of widgets that they claim can transform cheap wine into fine vintage wine. There is little scientific evidence that most of them work, but there is one technique that stands out from the rest. It is backed by a decade of research and the end product has passed the ultimate test"”blind tasting by a panel of wine experts. Researchers can now pass an undrinkable, raw red wine between a set of high-voltage electrodes, rendering it pleasantly...

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2008-11-14 15:15:00

Food chemists have shown how certain bacteria in our mouths can amplify the taste of certain foods. The late Emile Peynaud, considered the father of modern winemaking, remarked that the Sauvignon blanc grape had only a weak taste when one bit into it, but that 20 to 30 seconds later, "you suddenly experience a powerful aromatic rush at the back of the mouth as the Sauvignon fragrance returns." Dr. Christian Starkenmann, researcher at Firmenich, which develops flavors and fragrances for...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.