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Taste Receptor Gene Determines How Well We Sense Food
2014-05-28 09:07:16

Some people’s sense of taste is so perceptive, they have a strong dislike for food that a majority of people enjoy, such as spicy foods or ‘hoppy’ beers.

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, taste may play a role in our longevity as well.

2014-03-28 23:24:56

In response to an article published by Healthcanal.com, Dr.

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Electronic Tongue Can Identify Brands Of Beer
2014-01-30 12:35:11

Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue.

2014-01-24 11:21:52

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food.

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face.

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects

Sweetness Weakens Ability To Taste Sweets
2013-11-22 09:07:29

Obesity may alter our relationship to food by changing our ability to detect sweetness on our tongues.

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

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 mutation being passed on from generation to generation.


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definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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