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2009-04-15 16:15:00

Preference for artificial sweeteners previously thought to exist only in Old World primates Researchers from the Monell Center report that the red panda is the first non-primate mammal to display a liking for the artificial sweetener aspartame. This unexpected affinity for an artificial sweetener may reflect structural variation in the red panda's sweet taste receptor. The findings may shed light on how taste preferences and diet choice are shaped by molecular differences in taste receptors....

2009-04-06 12:02:00

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ajinomoto Company Inc., the leading global supplier of aspartame, has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of Advantame, an innovative sweetener for use in foods and beverages. Advantame has a sweet, clean sugar-like taste. Because it is much sweeter than most low and non-calorie sweeteners currently available, it is anticipated to be a top candidate for food and beverage formulations. Heightened attention to the importance of healthy...

2009-03-19 21:46:16

Children have a biological basis to like sweets, which is related to children's high growth rate, U.S. researchers said. The relationship between sweet preference and growth makes intuitive sense because when growth is rapid, caloric demands increase, geneticist Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia said in a statement. Children are programmed to like a sweet taste because it fills a biological need by pushing them towards energy sources. Reed and University of...

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2009-03-19 09:10:19

Heightened sweet preference linked to physical growth As any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate. "The relationship between sweet preference and growth makes intuitive sense because when growth is rapid, caloric demands increase. Children are programmed to like sweet taste because it...

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2008-12-16 10:35:00

The findings of the world's largest study so far on the ability of children and young people to taste and what they like have now been published. The study was conducted jointly by Danish Science Communication, food scientists from The Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at University of Copenhagen and 8,900 Danish schoolchildren. In September, 8,900 schoolchildren from all over Denmark took part in a large-scale experiment conducted by Danish Science Communication and The Faculty of Life...

2008-11-05 09:00:19

SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov. 5, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc. , a leading company focused on using proprietary technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage and ingredient supply industries, announced today that it has been notified by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) that its sucralose enhancer, S2383, has been determined to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic...

2008-08-05 12:00:59

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the China industry is available in its catalogue. The Future of High Intensity Sweeteners in China http://www.reportlinker.com/p091086/The-Future-of-High-Intensity-Sweeteners-in-China.html Sweeteners are the food additives used to sweeten food products, i.e., the food additives listed as sweeteners in China's national standard GB2760-1996, hygienic standards for uses of food additives and dietary supplements. 20...

2008-07-29 09:00:55

SAN DIEGO, CA, July 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc. , a leading company focused on using proprietary technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, announced today that it has initiated development activities for a new sucrose enhancer, S6973. Sucrose (otherwise known as common table sugar) is widely used in many food and beverage products. Taste tests have demonstrated that S6973 enables the...

2008-06-27 06:02:46

By Terry, Leon In the first of a six-part series from Cranfield University's Plant Science Laboratory, Dr Leon Terry looks at research on strawberry quality and using biosensors for fresh-produce quality assessment Strawberries are one of the most important horticultural crops grown in the UK. The rapid growth in sales over the past decade has been underpinned by ongoing research and development both in the UK and overseas. However, technology transfer between research establishments and...

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2008-06-10 14:10:05

Using the same concept behind commercial breath-freshening strips, a Temple University researcher has developed a new, easier method for clinical taste testing.Greg Smutzer, director of the Laboratory of Gustatory Psychophysics in the Biology Department of Temple's College of Science and Technology, has created taste strips similar to breath-freshening strips, but these edible strips contain one of the five basic tastes that are detected by humans "” sweet, sour, salty, bitter and...


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