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2012-03-05 23:27:16

About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.

2012-02-09 21:22:34

Like to save the best for last? Here’s good news: If it’s the last, you’ll like it the best.

2012-02-03 19:00:20

A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.

2012-01-18 22:53:48

A nurse's tender loving care really does ease the pain of a medical procedure, and grandma's cookies really do taste better, if we perceive them to be made with love - suggests newly published research by a University of Maryland psychologist.

2012-01-12 21:43:00

Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds.

2011-12-26 06:23:18

Infants around six months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods- which often contain salt- have a greater preference for salty taste than do infants not yet eating these foods.

Harvard Researchers Use Facebook To Study How Friendships Form
2011-12-22 05:04:05

New research by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we select our friends and the role that friendship plays in transmitting tastes and new ideas.

2011-12-15 17:22:11

North Americans and Western Europeans love a good mix of alpha-terpineol, 4-methylpentanoic acid and ethyl propionate for dinner, flavor compounds shared in popular ingredients like tomatoes, parmesan cheese and white wine.

2011-12-07 14:27:11

Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting.

2011-12-02 12:50:48

There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables?


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