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Latest Gustatory system Stories

2011-08-03 12:18:39

New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes.

2011-07-28 17:41:14

Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures.

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2011-06-11 08:55:00

According to a new study, drinking two sugary drinks a day can dull the taste buds and lead to cravings for high-calorie foods.

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.

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.

2011-04-06 21:51:13

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.

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2011-03-08 11:37:06

A new research study dramatically increases knowledge of how taste cells detect sugars, a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption.

2011-01-25 12:07:14

A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat.

2011-01-18 06:00:00

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2010-11-24 08:55:00

In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, USC College's Emily Liman reveals what is behind all the puckering -- how people perceive sour flavors.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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