Researchers Discover Biological Mechanism Behind The

Researchers Discover Biological Mechanism Behind The Hummingbird's Sweet Tooth

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unlike many types of birds, hummingbirds not only have the ability to detect sweetness, they also have a craving for sugary substances, and now the authors of a new Science study have...

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2014-08-26 23:04:44

University City Science Center and Monell Chemical Senses Center Partner to Bring Scent-based Installation to Esther Klein Gallery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The human nose can detect a trillion different odors, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by...

2014-08-14 16:28:56

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Feed Palatability Enhancers & Modifiers Market by Type (Natural and Synthetic) and by Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Cattle, Pets, Aquaculture) - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Owing to the rise in living standards, the increasing demand for meat consumption, animal products/food, and concern towards the overall health of...

2014-07-10 23:10:52

Glutamate Association Shares New Animation to Lay Out Facts/Dispel Myths Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 At a time when almost everyone laments about consumers with little grounding in science being taken advantage of by sharp marketing ploys, a new animation aims to set the record straight about a much maligned food ingredient. "What’s the Deal with Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)?" is a fast-paced, hip new video that leaves just about everyone a bit smarter when it comes to...

2014-06-02 23:02:52

VinoVisit, Inc., the only free tasting room management tool for wineries, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with WineCountry.com to syndicate the VinoVisit.com “Book A Visit” reservation link on winery profiles found on http://www.WineCountry.com, http://www.NapaValley.com and http://www.Sonoma.com and on the WineCountry mobile app. Napa, California (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 VinoVisit, Inc., the only free tasting room management tool for wineries, today...

2014-05-29 08:32:09

STOP AB 2488, Keep Farmers' Markets Family-Friendly SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice is asking the California Legislature and Governor Brown to step away from allowing alcohol product tastings at farmers' markets in the state. California residents are encouraged to TAKE ACTION to STOP AB 2488. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110727/DC41105LOGO "Kids, you go on a pony ride while I taste the chardonnay, is what you might hear a parent say at your...

Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers. According to a new report published in the journal Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, these so-called supertasters get their increased sensitivity from a variation in the taste receptor gene TAS2R38 – not a higher than normal amount of taste buds as had been previously...

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), taste may play a role in our longevity as well. Our taste buds control our longing for sweet, salty or bitter foods, but the research teams from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and...

2014-04-14 23:11:13

Wine-lovers reunite for the fourth annual day-long wine-tasting at each winery on the De Portola Wine Trail in Temecula, CA. A portion of the proceeds will help to find cures for Parkinson's Disease, Autism, and Diabetes for canines. Temecula, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Temecula Valley’s southern Wine Trail, DePortola Wine Trail announced that it has begun ticket sales for the 2014 Big Red Fest. DWT has selected to support three charities this year. Our Nicholas Foundation, whose...

2014-03-28 23:24:56

In response to an article published by Healthcanal.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that the presence of added sugars and salts can jeopardize children’s future health. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 18 by Healthcanal.com, which reports on the findings of a recent study that took a deep-seated look into...

Despite A Big Bamboo Diet, Giant Pandas Love The Taste Of Sugar
2014-03-27 07:26:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s no mystery that giant pandas have a voracious appetite for bamboo, but new research from the Monell Center also shows that these endangered mammals of the Ursidae family also have a taste for sugar. A combination of behavioral and genetic studies have revealed that giant pandas possess functional sweet taste receptors. Due to this receptor, it has been shown that the pandas have a strong preference for natural sweeteners,...

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