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Bitter Taste Gene May Have Been Beneficial To Human Evolution
2013-11-12 13:31:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It can be puzzling sometimes when someone else finds the taste of your favorite food to be disgusting, but research has shown we all perceive the taste of various compounds differently. A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a genetic mutation making certain people more sensitive to the taste of a bitter compound could have been beneficial for certain human populations in Africa, resulting in the...

Getting Older Often Means Getting Softer In Respect To Music
2013-10-15 15:53:31

[ Watch the Video: Soundtrack To Our Lives Changes As We Age ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While Gen X-ers in their late 30s and 40s may think of the latest Pearl Jam record as a great rock ‘n’ roll album, Millennials might see it as a collection of ‘Dad Rock’ songs made to appeal to an older generation. A new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge has tracked musical tastes across the generations and found that while music stays...

Instagram Pictures Can Eventually Ruin Your Appetite
2013-10-04 04:01:45

[ Watch the Video: Instagram And Pinterest: An Easy New Weight Loss Plan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the social media age, it is common for people to snap and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations before dining, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat. According to study co-author and BYU marketing professor Ryan Elder, the...

2013-09-20 23:18:04

At a time when umami is all the crave, there are few better opportunities to introduce a blog dedicated to the power of “savory taste” and the science behind it. MSGdish (MSGdish.com), provided by The Glutamate Association, is a new blog serving up all things umami, written by dietitians and food scientists who recognize the important role of glutamate and MSG in foods to provide the trendy umami taste. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 At a time when umami is all the crave,...

2013-09-12 12:37:01

Getting the message about bitter taste Do you love chomping on raw broccoli while your best friend can't stand the healthy veggie in any form or guise? Part of the reason may be your genes, particularly your bitter taste genes. Over the past decade, scientists at the Monell Center and elsewhere have made headway in understanding how variants of bitter taste receptor genes can help account for how people differ with regard to taste perception and food choice. However, some perplexing...

2013-09-09 23:23:41

Humorcials.com has just released a humorous video review of the amazing miracle berry that temporarily makes sour things taste sweet. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Max and Marlo of Humorcials.com review the effect of the Miracle Fruit that causes sour things to taste sweet. In the video review, Max and Marlo try a Miracle Fruit Tablet with 14 various food and drinks; limes, clam juice, and beer are among the items sampled. The video includes genuine reactions for each item...

Diet Experience Can Alter Taste Preferences Demonstrated By Fruit Flies
2013-09-09 08:18:08

University of California - Santa Barbara If you've ever wondered how you learn to like a food you dislike, a new study conducted by UC Santa Barbara's Craig Montell, Duggan Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, may offer an answer. The work addresses a central question in neurobiology — how experience can alter animal behavior. The research, just published in Nature Neuroscience, was conducted by Montell's team, which includes lead...

2013-08-13 10:12:23

Published findings advance taste science by training rats to be expert taste testers Scientists at Opertech Bio, Inc. have developed a proprietary apparatus and methodology for high-throughput taste evaluation. The work points to approaches that have the potential to greatly improve the process for discovering new flavor ingredients, measuring palatability and optimizing flavor formulations. The findings appear in the August 12, 2013 issue of the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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