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Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals’ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt.

Ability To Taste Linked To Better Respiratory Health
2012-10-09 11:05:30

A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,

The Magic Behind Food Pairings
2012-10-09 06:34:57

Even though there has been the knowledge that certain foods pair well together, culinary connoisseurs chalked it up to a feeling more than anything scientific. However, recent research shows that the way food is perceived is based off of senses in the mouth.

2012-09-20 16:09:49

Obese kids have less sensitive taste-buds than kids of normal weight.

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.

2012-05-13 23:01:47

Convenient grab and go Cat’s Tongue™ Heavy Duty Cleaning Towel brings quality clean for hassle-free cycling and clean-up. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 13,

2012-03-23 13:15:08

While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.

2012-02-20 20:29:49

The Tongue Drive System is getting less conspicuous and more capable. Tongue Drive is a wireless device that enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically powered wheelchair simply by moving their tongues.

2011-12-02 12:50:48

There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables?


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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