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Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

Bitter Tasting Substances Can Help With Asthma Attack
2013-03-06 17:37:53

It is bronchoconstriction (and how to mitigate it) that researchers at have been researching lately. And their findings may be both surprising and welcome among the asthma and COPD communities.

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals’ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt.

2012-12-12 15:44:23

The sweet taste of sugar may provide some comfort for babies during immunizations, according to a new Cochrane systematic review.

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

Ability To Taste Linked To Better Respiratory Health
2012-10-09 11:05:30

A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,

The Magic Behind Food Pairings
2012-10-09 06:34:57

Even though there has been the knowledge that certain foods pair well together, culinary connoisseurs chalked it up to a feeling more than anything scientific. However, recent research shows that the way food is perceived is based off of senses in the mouth.

2012-09-20 16:09:49

Obese kids have less sensitive taste-buds than kids of normal weight.

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2012-09-09 08:23:15

Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house?


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'