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2011-04-06 21:51:13

Success opens doors extending from health to new taste molecules Following years of futile attempts, new research from the Monell Center demonstrates that living human taste cells can be maintained in culture for at least seven months. The findings provide scientists with a valuable tool to learn about the human sense of taste and how it functions in health and disease. This advance ultimately will assist efforts to prevent and treat taste loss or impairment due to infection, radiation,...

2011-03-31 08:52:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We've all been guilty of passing up wholesome foods for better tasting, less nutritious ones at some point. With millions of adults and children avoiding those healthful foods because of the bitter taste, and gagging or vomiting when forced to take bitter liquid medicines, scientists reported a leap toward a high-tech version of Mary Poppins' solution.  It's not a spoonful of sugar to help the stuff go down . . . but a new and improved "bitterness blocker." "A lot...

2011-03-23 07:54:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children with chronic inflammation of the middle ear can experience changes in their sense of taste, and these changes may be related to childhood obesity. Chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) is a persistent inflammation of the middle ear, in which effusion fluid is retained in the middle ear cavity. OME is a disease with a high incidence in childhood and is a common cause of hearing disturbances in children. About 10 percent of affected children develop recurrent...

2011-03-16 08:05:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With warm weather and bathing suit season just around the corner, the SENSA® Weight-Loss System, a revolutionary six-month weight-loss program developed by neurologist and smell and taste expert Dr. Alan Hirsch, announces an expansion of its product line with SENSA® FOR MEN. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/LA66037) Numerous studies have proven that women have a stronger sense...

2011-03-09 08:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Why do we constantly crave that chocolate or those sweet tarts? Scientists have discovered that taste cells have several addition sugar detectors on top of the previously known sweet receptor. This could be a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption, according to this study. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," senior author Robert F. Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a molecular...

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2011-03-08 11:37:06

Multiple taste cell sensors contribute to detecting sugars A new research study dramatically increases knowledge of how taste cells detect sugars, a key step in developing strategies to limit overconsumption. Scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators have discovered that taste cells have several additional sugar detectors other than the previously known sweet receptor. "Detecting the sweetness of nutritive sugars is one of the most important tasks of our taste cells," said senior...

2011-02-16 14:17:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers love tickling their taste buds with Italian, Mexican and Asian cuisine, so much that all three have become so mainstream, they're hardly considered ethnic anymore. However, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), lesser-known ethnic fare has enjoyed robust product growth in recent years, as ethnic-food lovers and their palates are hungry for more exotic ingredients and flavors. (Logo:...

2011-01-25 12:07:14

Cross-disciplinary researchers find that children's tastes and brand recognition begin early A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods. In a study of preschoolers ages 3 to 5, involving two separate experiments, researchers found that salt, sugar and fat are what kids most prefer -- and that these children already could equate their taste preferences to brand-name fast-food...

2011-01-18 06:00:00

NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for inspiration to get off the couch and start the New Year healthier and wealthier? How about dancing your way to $10,000? Food Should Taste Good, Inc., the fastest-growing all natural chip brand, today announces the launch of its first Touchdown Dance-Off contest. The tasty chips, made with ingredients like quinoa, brown rice, soy, flax and sunflower seeds are the perfect way to indulge and show your spirit on game day without...

2010-12-09 20:04:28

Landmark discovery reverses decades-old assumption that thinking about food causes you to eat more If you're looking to lose weight, it's okay to think about eating your favorite candy bar. In fact, go ahead and imagine devouring every last bite "” all in the name of your diet. A new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, published in Science, shows that when you imagine eating a certain food, it reduces your actual consumption of that food. This landmark discovery changes...