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2011-01-18 06:00:00

NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for inspiration to get off the couch and start the New Year healthier and wealthier? How about dancing your way to $10,000? Food Should Taste Good, Inc., the fastest-growing all natural chip brand, today announces the launch of its first Touchdown Dance-Off contest. The tasty chips, made with ingredients like quinoa, brown rice, soy, flax and sunflower seeds are the perfect way to indulge and show your spirit on game day without...

2010-12-09 20:04:28

Landmark discovery reverses decades-old assumption that thinking about food causes you to eat more If you're looking to lose weight, it's okay to think about eating your favorite candy bar. In fact, go ahead and imagine devouring every last bite "” all in the name of your diet. A new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, published in Science, shows that when you imagine eating a certain food, it reduces your actual consumption of that food. This landmark discovery changes...

2010-12-07 14:15:26

University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks. "Consumers like to see ginseng on a product's ingredient list because studies show that it improves memory, enhances libido and sexual performance, boosts immunity, and alleviates diabetes. But the very compounds that make ginseng good for you also make it taste bitter," said Soo-Yeun Lee, a U of I associate professor of food science and human nutrition. In an earlier study,...

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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 This Thanksgiving, when you bite into the cranberry sauce and the tartness smacks your tongue as hard as that snide comment from your sister, consider the power of sour. Neurobiology researchers at the University of Southern California have made a surprising discovery about how some cells respond to sour tastes. Of...

2010-11-09 06:30:00

EWING, N.J., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Redpoint Bio Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: RPBC), a company focused on the development of healthier foods and beverages and new approaches to the treatment of diabetes and obesity, today announced financial and operational results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010. For the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010, Redpoint recorded no revenue and $0.5 million of revenue, respectively. The...

2010-11-04 17:59:52

It's commonly accepted that we appreciate something more if we have to work hard to get it, and a Johns Hopkins University study bears that out, at least when it comes to food. The study seems to suggest that hard work can even enhance our appreciation for fare we might not favor, such as the low-fat, low calorie variety. At least in theory, this means that if we had to navigate an obstacle course to get to a plate of baby carrots, we might come to prefer those crunchy crudit©s over the...

2010-10-28 08:15:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers have discovered that bitter taste receptors aren't just in the mouth, but in the lungs as well. Learning about the taste receptors could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. "The detection of functioning taste receptors on smooth muscle of the bronchus in the lungs was so unexpected that we were at first quite skeptical ourselves," the study's senior author, Stephen B. Liggett, M.D.,...

2010-10-25 09:54:00

DAVIS, Calif. and TOKYO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto Company have announced a joint research project to explore whether the regular inclusion of dietary sodium glutamate (MSG) used to enhance the taste of foods, has beneficial effects on eating behavior and body weight management. The trial, which will be conducted by ARS' Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), will assess in overweight women...

2010-10-25 12:25:28

University of Maryland School of Maryland researchers show bitter compounds open lung airways better than current drugs Taste receptors in the lungs? Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have discovered that bitter taste receptors are not just located in the mouth but also in human lungs. What they learned about the role of the receptors could revolutionize the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. "The detection of functioning taste...

2010-10-07 06:30:00

EWING, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpoint Bio Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: RPBC), a company focused on the development of healthier foods and beverages and new approaches to the treatment of diabetes and obesity, announced that it has advanced its discovery program for all-natural enhancers of salty taste. The program was initiated in response to consumers increasing demand for products that are both healthful and that include all-natural ingredients. The objective of the salt...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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