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2009-04-01 09:30:13

 Cancer and its therapies, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, may directly alter and damage taste and odor perception, possibly leading to patient malnutrition, and in severe cases, significant morbidity, according to a Virginia Tech "“ Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center compilation of various existing studies. Their review appears in the March/April 2009 Journal of Supportive Oncology.One of the purposes of the study, said Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senomyx, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNMX), 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 the extension of the collaborative research phase under its initial collaborative research and license agreement with Campbell Soup Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of high quality soup and simple meals. During the...

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...

2009-03-11 17:07:45

Researchers at the University of Iowa suggest that the reason many people consume too much salt is because it puts people in a better mood. Psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride -- common table salt -- they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains. Things that normally would be pleasurable for rats didn't elicit the same degree...

2009-03-11 11:16:56

Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood.UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride, common table salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains."Things that normally would be pleasurable for...

2009-03-10 08:35:00

Innovative Taste-it Notes(TM) to Make their Debut at Newspaper Association of America (NAA) mediaXchange Conference, March 9-11 in Las Vegas BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- First Flavor and US Ink today announced the debut of Taste-it Notes(TM), a new kind of "sticky note" that newspaper publishers and printers can place on the front page of newspapers to engage readers in a never-before-offered taste sampling advertising experience. Taste-it Notes(TM) are created using First...

2009-02-20 07:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique hybrid of documentary and informative travel excursion, Kimchikhan aims to reveal the healthiest and tastiest cooking secrets in the search for the 6th taste bud! A fascinating story of health and the quest for longevity, the story transports us on an eye-opening trip to South Korea in hopes to change the basis of the food essentials we consume everyday. In the United States, the food the average American consumes is fast and satisfying to...

2009-02-12 07:30:00

Recent Accomplishments & 2008 Highlights Include: - Initiation of development activities to support regulatory filings for new Bitter Blockers - Receipt of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation for Sucralose Enhancer S2383, which allows commercialization in the U.S. and elsewhere - New commercialization agreement for S2383 with Firmenich SA - Continued activities to support regulatory filings for Sucrose (table sugar) Enhancer S6973 SAN DIEGO, CA, February 12, 2009...

2009-02-09 08:49:00

Taste Stimulus Package Offers Cheesy Crusts and Premium Toppings to the Country ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The following press release is being reissued due to updated information. Please disregard the previous version sent earlier today. Domino's Pizza, the world leader in pizza delivery (NYSE: DPZ), is introducing the Secretary of Taste, a fictional character that will first appear today in national advertising touting Domino's...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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