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How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...

2013-12-19 23:01:24

VinoVisit.com, the first tasting room management solution built just for wineries, rolls-out completely free pricing for wineries and re-launches consumer-facing website and winery dashboard. Napa, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 VinoVisit.com today announced that it has re-launched its consumer-facing website and winery dashboard and rolled out a new pricing model for partner wineries. No set-up fees, monthly or annual fees nor even reservation fees will be charged. VinoVisit will be...

Sweetness Weakens Ability To Taste Sweets
2013-11-22 09:07:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obesity may alter our relationship to food by changing the way we detect sweetness on our tongues, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Biologists at the University at Buffalo found that being severely overweight impaired the ability of mice to detect sweets. Compared with their slimmer counterparts, the plump mice had fewer taste cells that responded to sweet stimuli, and the cells that did respond...

Bitter Taste Gene May Have Been Beneficial To Human Evolution
2013-11-12 13:31:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It can be puzzling sometimes when someone else finds the taste of your favorite food to be disgusting, but research has shown we all perceive the taste of various compounds differently. A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a genetic mutation making certain people more sensitive to the taste of a bitter compound could have been beneficial for certain human populations in Africa, resulting in the...

2013-11-12 08:36:31

Recent Highlights Include: SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today reported financial results for the third quarter 2013. The Company ended the third quarter with $35.6 million in cash and highly liquid investments. "Senomyx made significant progress with our R&D, regulatory,...

2013-10-17 16:24:31

New Consumer Marketing Initiative Debuts During Pennsylvania Wine Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating Pennsylvania's 200 wineries just got a whole lot easier. As part of a month-long focus on Pennsylvania's growing multi-billion dollar wine industry, the state's trade association today unveiled its first mobile website, m.PennsylvaniaWine.com, specifically designed for travelers. The site is the first piece in a new multi-year marketing initiative led by...

2013-10-15 08:28:33

If A Wine Were Me Which Would it Be? CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Up and coming wine educator, sommelier and author LaSaan Georgeson thinks that the glass of red wine you sipped last night at dinner has a personality similar to someone you may know, as described in her new book If A Wine Were Me Which Would it Be? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/MN72527 ) The book, released today in the U.S. after a successful pre-launch in Italy, makes it...

Instagram Pictures Can Eventually Ruin Your Appetite
2013-10-04 04:01:45

[ Watch the Video: Instagram And Pinterest: An Easy New Weight Loss Plan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the social media age, it is common for people to snap and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations before dining, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat. According to study co-author and BYU marketing professor Ryan Elder, the...

2013-09-20 23:18:04

At a time when umami is all the crave, there are few better opportunities to introduce a blog dedicated to the power of “savory taste” and the science behind it. MSGdish (MSGdish.com), provided by The Glutamate Association, is a new blog serving up all things umami, written by dietitians and food scientists who recognize the important role of glutamate and MSG in foods to provide the trendy umami taste. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 At a time when umami is all the crave,...

2013-09-12 12:37:01

Getting the message about bitter taste Do you love chomping on raw broccoli while your best friend can't stand the healthy veggie in any form or guise? Part of the reason may be your genes, particularly your bitter taste genes. Over the past decade, scientists at the Monell Center and elsewhere have made headway in understanding how variants of bitter taste receptor genes can help account for how people differ with regard to taste perception and food choice. However, some perplexing...