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Despite A Big Bamboo Diet, Giant Pandas Love The Taste Of Sugar
2014-03-27 07:26:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s no mystery that giant pandas have a voracious appetite for bamboo, but new research from the Monell Center also shows that these endangered mammals of the Ursidae family also have a taste for sugar. A combination of behavioral and genetic studies have revealed that giant pandas possess functional sweet taste receptors. Due to this receptor, it has been shown that the pandas have a strong preference for natural sweeteners,...

2014-03-18 08:34:24

New Animal Laboratory Studies Confirm that not all Sugars are Created Equal NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is more good news about pure maple syrup. Researchers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan joined together on March 16 at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in Dallas, Texas, for a full-day symposium devoted to a number of studies that examined potential new health benefits found in maple syrup and other natural sweeteners. One study...

Flowering Plants Need Sugar Transporter SWEET9 For Nectar Production
2014-03-17 10:58:21

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Evolution is based on diversity, and sexual reproduction is key to creating a diverse population that secures competitiveness in nature. Plants as largely immobile organisms had to solve a problem: they needed to find ways to spread their genetic material beyond individual flowers. To make sure that flying pollinators such as insects, birds and bats come to the flowers to pick up pollen, plants evolved special organs, the nectaries, to attract and...

Tequila Plant Possible Sweetener For Diabetics
2014-03-17 08:26:51

American Chemical Society A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today. The main reason it could be valuable, they explained, is that agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose. Their report was...

2014-03-13 16:27:27

DALLAS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Vitamin Price in China Edition (1)", "Herbicide Price in China Edition (1)", "Sugar Alcohol Price in China Edition (1)"and "Starch Sugar Price in China Edition (1)" reports to its store. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140313/MN82673) Vitamins as essential trace elements for animal and human can only be obtained from outside. Vitamin industry started late in China, but it began to develop fast very soon....

2014-03-06 16:27:02

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sin-Free Sugar by UBB(TM), the unique calorie free all natural sweetener, successfully introduced last year in Southern California, announces its availability and national product launch at the Natural Products Expo West Show this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/LA70045 Dennis Wong, CEO of UBB, is also a Type 2 Diabetic with a sweet tooth. He wanted to create a product that would provide the taste experience of...

2014-02-11 16:23:37

DUBLIN, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hqp2q7/sugar_substitute) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Sugar Substitute Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hqp2q7/sugar_substitute ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The growth of the global sugar substitute market in the...

2014-02-05 23:26:09

Sugar, a new epidemic addiction, spurs sugar-reduction movement. Food knowledge websites provide education for health diets, weight loss, and a healthy lifestyle. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Sugar is being described as the new epidemic addiction, the "new tobacco", "enemy number one in the western diet", and as one of the leading contributors to a continually rising rate of obesity. A British panel of 18 expert medical and non-medical advisors making up...

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

Frontiers New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive to a particular substance. In many insects, for example the honeybee, sensilla are found on the mouthparts, antenna and the...

2014-02-04 16:26:57

Reliance on Observational Methodology and Intake Estimates Fuels Flawed Conclusions, Is Not Proof of Causation WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sugar Association takes seriously issues regarding cardiovascular health. However, it is difficult to reconcile the correlation being drawn between 'added sugar' and cardiovascular health in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on February 3, 2014, especially when recognizing American per capita consumption of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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