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In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages.
A study of 62 soldiers found that smokers had fewer and flatter taste buds than nonsmokers, researchers in Greece said.
The same mechanism that helps you detect bad-tasting and potentially poisonous foods may also play a role in protecting your airway from harmful substances, according to a study by scientists at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. The findings could help explain why injured lungs are susceptible to further damage.
Using a combination of sensory, genetic, and in vitro approaches, researchers from the Monell Center confirm that the T1R1-T1R3 taste receptor plays a role in human umami (amino acid) taste.
Metromint Gives Consumers Six Ways to Chill Out This Summer SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide cooling trend is forecasted to arrive today in the form of Metromint (www.metromint.com), the all-natural mintwater that combines pure water and real mint.
Many plants protect themselves from hungry animals by producing toxic chemicals. In turn, animals rely on detecting the presence of these harmful chemicals to avoid consuming dangerous plant material.
Where we are born not only determines how we speak but also how we taste our food and drink.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may alter taste and odor perception, leading to malnutrition in cancer patients, U.S. researchers say. The review of studies, published in the Journal of Supportive Oncology, included ways that help improve taste and odor abnormalities for cancer patients.
Cancer and its therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, may directly alter and damage taste and odor perception, possibly leading to patient malnutrition, and in severe cases, significant morbidity, according to a Virginia Tech
A taste tester for Britain's Costa Coffee said the company has taken out an insurance policy on his tongue worth $14 million. Costa Coffee taster Gennaro Pelliccia said the company took out the insurance policy with Lloyd's of London as it prepares to open a planned 100 new stores during the year, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. In my profession, my taste buds and sensory skills are crucial, Pelliccia said.
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