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

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 mutation being passed on from generation to generation.

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

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 cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat.

2013-09-09 23:23:41

Humorcials.com has just released a humorous video review of the amazing miracle berry that temporarily makes sour things taste sweet. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September

Diet Experience Can Alter Taste Preferences Demonstrated By Fruit Flies
2013-09-09 08:18:08

If you've ever wondered how you learn to like a food you dislike, a new study conducted by UC Santa Barbara's Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, may offer an answer.

2013-08-13 10:12:23

Scientists at Opertech Bio, Inc. have developed a proprietary apparatus and methodology for high-throughput taste evaluation.

2013-07-19 16:23:52

A new study reports that subdiaphragmatic vagotomy reduces intake of sweet-tasting solutions in rats, and eliminate the hedonic perception produced by sucrose and saccharin in rats.

FruitFliesSaltIntake_061413
2013-06-14 10:21:40

A new study explains the question of how an animal chooses low salt over high salt, and unravels the mechanism for how gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) are activated by salt, an essential nutrient for all animals, including humans.

Bats Get Tongue Erections
2013-05-07 08:31:33

What do busy janitors and nectar feeding bats have in common? They both want to wipe up as much liquid as they can, as fast as they can. And it turns out, they both have specialized equipment for the job.

Eating With Your Eyes
2013-04-12 09:00:49

It has been said that people “eat with their eyes” before taking their first bite of any meal and a new study suggests that the eyes can be even more important than the tongue when it comes to perceiving the flavors of foods.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.