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2011-04-11 21:45:47

The mere taste of something extremely bitter"”even if you don't swallow it at all"”is enough to cause that dreaded feeling of nausea and to set your stomach churning, according to a new study reported in the April 12th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. "This work shows that our body and our physiology anticipate the consequences of foods we might eat, even if those foods contain toxins or anti-nutrients," said Paul Breslin of the Monell Chemical Senses Center and...

2011-04-07 12:53:16

NIH-funded scientists report findings on olfactory clues to Alzheimer's disease, the sweet taste of anticipation, and the impact of autoimmune diseases on taste during research meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla. What: Scientists supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, will be presenting their latest research findings at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)....

2011-04-06 21:51:13

Success opens doors extending from health to new taste molecules Following years of futile attempts, new research from the Monell Center demonstrates that living human taste cells can be maintained in culture for at least seven months. The findings provide scientists with a valuable tool to learn about the human sense of taste and how it functions in health and disease. This advance ultimately will assist efforts to prevent and treat taste loss or impairment due to infection, radiation,...

2011-03-31 08:52:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We've all been guilty of passing up wholesome foods for better tasting, less nutritious ones at some point. With millions of adults and children avoiding those healthful foods because of the bitter taste, and gagging or vomiting when forced to take bitter liquid medicines, scientists reported a leap toward a high-tech version of Mary Poppins' solution.  It's not a spoonful of sugar to help the stuff go down . . . but a new and improved "bitterness blocker." "A lot...

2011-03-21 08:34:00

SAN DIEGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- My Cellar Master (MCM) offers a new and innovative way to taste and learn about wine. The Themed Wine Tasting Party contains everything you need to taste wine, pair it with food and much more. Designed by Eddie Osterland, America's 1st Master Sommelier and a team of young sommeliers, the idea is to provide a cutting-edge service that offers everyone from the novice to the aficionado the opportunity to taste wine like a Master Sommelier. HOW IT...

2011-03-09 08:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Why do we constantly crave that chocolate or those sweet tarts? Scientists have discovered that taste cells have several addition sugar detectors on top of the previously known sweet receptor. This could be a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption, according to this study. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," senior author Robert F. Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a molecular...

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2011-03-08 11:37:06

Multiple taste cell sensors contribute to detecting sugars A new research study dramatically increases knowledge of how taste cells detect sugars, a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption. Scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators have discovered that taste cells have several additional sugar detectors other than the previously known sweet receptor. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," said senior...

2011-01-25 12:07:14

Cross-disciplinary researchers find that children's tastes and brand recognition begin early A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods. In a study of preschoolers ages 3 to 5, involving two separate experiments, researchers found that salt, sugar and fat are what kids most prefer -- and that these children already could equate their taste preferences to brand-name fast-food...

2011-01-18 06:00:00

NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for inspiration to get off the couch and start the New Year healthier and wealthier? How about dancing your way to $10,000? Food Should Taste Good, Inc., the fastest-growing all natural chip brand, today announces the launch of its first Touchdown Dance-Off contest. The tasty chips, made with ingredients like quinoa, brown rice, soy, flax and sunflower seeds are the perfect way to indulge and show your spirit on game day without...

2010-12-14 07:22:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMatch.com has created a system that truly levels the playing field so that small- and medium-sized wineries get the same outfacing digital marketing exposure as their larger corporate-based counterparts. Winery to Consumer Sell-Through (W2C), is a database-driven engine that connects wineries directly with consumers and vice-versa. Utilizing "push" technology, wine matches, winery events and winery deals are automatically pushed to...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'