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2009-12-23 09:03:19

As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order.

2009-12-22 14:07:16

Endocannabinoid modulation of tongue sweet taste receptors may help control feeding behavior.

2009-11-05 09:45:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, November 5, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc.

2009-11-05 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, November 5, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc.

2009-10-23 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, October 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc.

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2009-10-16 13:40:00

Scientists have found out how people can taste the bubbly sensation from carbonated beverages.

2009-10-15 14:49:51

In 1767, chemist Joseph Priestley stood in his laboratory one day with an idea to help English mariners stay healthy on long ocean voyages.

2009-10-10 09:55:50

According to new research from the Monell Center and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, certain common herbicides and lipid-lowering fibrate drugs act in humans to block T1R3, a nutrient-sensing taste receptor also present in intestine and pancreas.

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2009-10-09 14:30:38

One hundred years ago, Kikunae Ikeda discovered the flavor-giving properties of glutamate, a non essential amino acid traditionally used to enhance the taste of many fermented or ripe foods, such as ripe tomatoes or cheese.

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2009-08-20 15:50:46

A study of 62 soldiers found that smokers had fewer and flatter taste buds than nonsmokers, researchers in Greece said.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.