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2014-08-23 03:00:51

American Chemical Society As anyone who has bitten into a chili pepper knows, its burning spiciness — though irresistible to some — is intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper’s effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They reported their progress on the compound, which is being tested in clinical trials, in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Laykea Tafesse...

2014-06-12 23:11:31

The Belching Man made famous by Howard Stern and Youtube is turning to hot pepper nasal spray in hopes of curing his chronic belching. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Anyone who frequents Youtube has probably heard of Ron Johnson, aka (The Belching Man). Ron recently uploaded a video begging the medical community for help with his unusual condition, and thanks to the media, it's gone viral. For the past two years, Ron has not been able to stop his constant belching, a condition that has...

2014-04-26 23:00:32

Scoville scale is now showing the hottest pepper in the world at the ScovilleScaleforPeppers.com website. This new resource for pepper lovers features informative recipes and culinary information. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Consumers who are seeking a way to rate the heat level of various types of peppers available worldwide can now use the Scoville Scale for Peppers website. This website is now showing the intensity level of some of the hottest peppers in the world at...

Pepper Spice May Offer Treatment For People With Chronic Pain
2013-09-11 13:39:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists looking into why Szechuan pepper causes a tingling sensation have discovered the Asian spice may help patients with chronic pain. The new research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, could lead to a greater understanding of the causes of tingling sensations experienced by many chronic pain patients. Szechuan pepper mimics the sense of touch in the brain by chemically activating light-touch fibers...

Spicy Food Personality
2013-07-18 14:41:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who's ever dared to eat the 'Suicidal' chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY knows the painful rush that comes with every deliciously fiery bite, and a new study from Penn State researchers suggested that the thrill-seekers among us are the most inclined to like the spicy stuff. According to the report, which was presented at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food...

Airborne Gut Action Helps Wild Chili Pepper Seeds
2013-06-24 07:25:08

University of Washington Scientists have long known that seeds gobbled by birds and dispersed across the landscape tend to fare better than those that fall near parent plants where seed-hungry predators and pathogens are more concentrated. Now it turns out it might not just be the trip through the air that's important, but also the inches-long trip through the bird. Seeds from a wild chili pepper plant found in South America, after being eaten and passed through the digestive tract...

2013-03-21 23:02:09

Capsicum Pure is offering a buy 2 get 1 free promotion for consumers looking to lose weight before Summer. The promotion lasts through the rest of 2013 and is now available at a highly discounted rate. (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Pure Capsicum Annuum Extract is an-all natural weight loss supplement that burns fat naturally though a process called thermogenics. This is how the body naturally burns its own fat cells as heat. The main ingredient in Capsicum Pure that kick starts that process is...

Spicy News: Scientists Sequence Chile Pepper Genome
2013-02-08 11:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, geneticists from the New Mexico State University´s Chile Pepper Institute announced they have successfully completed the genomic sequencing of the chile pepper, marking the first time the feat has ever been done with the famously spicy plant. “This puts NMSU and the Chile Pepper Institute on the cutting edge with a new level of research,” Paul Bosland, an NMSU professor and director of the Institute, said in...

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