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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.

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.

2012-09-20 16:09:49

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

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.

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,


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.