Latest Taste Stories

2009-08-12 13:05:00

Scientists say that DNA analysis of ancient remains suggests that Neanderthals and modern humans shared the gene that give us the ability to taste bitter flavors.

2009-08-04 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 4, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc.

2009-07-24 15:40:46

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.

2009-07-08 13:27:35

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.

2009-07-02 06:54:00

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.

2009-06-30 09:52:58

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.

2009-06-22 10:35:00

Where we are born not only determines how we speak but also how we taste our food and drink.

2009-05-07 08:00:00

Recent Accomplishments Include: - Decision by Nestle SA to select a new flavor ingredient for evaluation of commercial potential in the coffee and coffee whitener fields - Extension of discovery and development program with Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Extension of collaborative research and license agreement with Campbell Soup Company - Initiation of development activities to support regulatory filings for Bitter Blockers S0812 and S6821 SAN DIEGO, CA, May 7, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --...

2009-04-17 10:16:18

"Ew." It's a word many parents hear when they serve a meal to their child. But before getting frustrated, parents should know that children taste different flavors in foods than adults do.

2009-04-15 16:15:00

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.

Word of the Day
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The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.