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2012-06-13 06:25:02

SHERWOOD, Ore., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entia Biosciences, Inc. (OTCBB: ERGO) (ENTIA) today announced that it has received a patent from the Nation of Canada covering the "Use of Ergothioneine as a Preservative in Foods and Beverages." The new patent No. 2,680,223 expires on March 7, 2028 and has also been filed with the United States Patent Office and the European Union. The food and beverage preservation patent is the first of the Company's many patent applications to issue and was...

2012-05-23 06:21:33

LOMBARD, Ill., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innova, which specializes in creating customized meat and savory flavors for food applications, has solved an ingredient challenge that has vexed food manufacturers for years. The Griffith Laboratories division has introduced a new, low-sodium/high-enhancement hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) that is the first product of its kind to lower sodium while maintaining the desirable flavor that food companies and consumers have come to expect from a...

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Animals live in surprisingly different sensory worlds Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste. As each of the sweet-blind species eats only meat, the findings demonstrate that a liking for sweets is frequently lost during the evolution of diet specialization. Previous research from the Monell team had revealed the remarkable finding that both domestic and wild cats are unable to taste sweet compounds due to...

2012-02-24 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyed by the extraordinary social success of this year's Super Bowl and Grammy Awards, New York-based startup Umami TV (http://www.umami.tv) today unveiled major enhancements to its free companion TV app for the iPad that are designed to make the conversation around TV more visual, fun and accessible for TV viewers. "FreezeFrame" allows users to instantly capture and share images from the shows they're watching with their friends and followers on...

2012-02-14 18:00:00

Social Umami leverages Liferay´s out-of-the-box tools to create viral shopping experience Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Liferay, Inc., provider of the world´s leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced today the launch of a new social shopping network by Liferay partner Social Umami that was built on the Liferay platform. Social Umami, which allows users to share their favorite consumer products with friends, is now available in beta at...

2012-02-13 06:17:00

SAN DIEGO, California, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami Sustainable Seafood Inc. (OTCBB:UMAM), a holding company of fish farms supplying sashimi-grade Northern Bluefin Tuna to the global market, today announced its second quarter financial results for the period ended December 31, 2011. Second Quarter Highlights - Net revenue: $55.6 million - Gross margin: 49.9% - Operating income: $24.1 million - Net income: $16.9...

2011-11-08 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Umami, a New York-based technology company focused on enhancing the television viewing experience, today unveiled its first consumer product, a synchronous, content-driven companion TV app. The free iPad app is available now in the App Store. Working in conjunction with Umami's second screen publishing platform, the app uses proprietary audio fingerprinting technology to sync continuously to live or time-shifted programming from all major broadcast...

2011-08-03 12:18:39

Protein inside taste cells turn off bitter taste New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes. Scientists from the Monell Center and Givaudan Flavors have identified a protein inside of taste cells that acts to shorten bitter taste signals. They further report that mice lacking the gene for this taste terminator protein are more sensitive to bitter taste and also find it more aversive, possibly because they experience the taste for a longer...

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,...

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2010-11-24 08:55:00

In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, USC College's Emily Liman reveals what is behind all the puckering -- how people perceive sour flavors This Thanksgiving, when you bite into the cranberry sauce and the tartness smacks your tongue as hard as that snide comment from your sister, consider the power of sour. Neurobiology researchers at the University of Southern California have made a surprising discovery about how some cells respond to sour tastes. Of...