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Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...esearch program exploring development of taste and flavor preferences during childhood, a critical time for learning about food. Mennella comments, "Our previous studies focused on how early experience influences preferences for foods and flavors. Now, we have a tool to look at how experience and genetics i...

Nose odors and mouth odors: The brain distinguishes

...rom the mouth through the olfactory system--blocks flavor perception. Releasing the nose restores the sense of flavor in the mouth. "The fact that the olfactory referral illusion is maintained even though the subject ...

After the yeast is gone bacteria continue to develop flavor of sparkling wine

...e products released by the yeast cells affect wine flavor and serve as nutrients for the growth of bacteria. Although yeasts have the dominating influence on the chemical composition of wine, some changes which influence the sensory quality and consumer acceptability of the wine could be due to growth and l...

Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent

...als - cadmium selenide or CdSe is the most popular flavor - that measure just a few nanometers in diameter. Most of the commercial possibilities discussed for quantum dots - bioimaging, color displays, lasers, etc. - relate to their size-controlled fluorescence. For example, CdSe quantum dots have the abili...

The right drug at the right time

...als - cadmium selenide or CdSe is the most popular flavor - that measure just a few nanometers in diameter. Most of the commercial possibilities discussed for quantum dots - bioimaging, color displays, lasers, etc. - relate to their size-controlled fluorescence. For example, CdSe quantum dots have the abili...

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

...re trying to learn more about how hops help impart flavor to beer. In the 1990s, researchers at OSU, including Stevens and toxicologist Don Buhler, began to look at the compound from another perspective - its anti-cancer properties. It showed toxicity to human breast, colon and ovarian cancer cells, and mo...

Toasty oat aroma influenced by presence of health-linked polyphenols

...ch has shown that polyphenols are key to aroma and flavor formation in oats during the Maillard reaction whi...ed. Polyphenols have not been identified as major flavor producers before or associated with the Maillard reaction." Peterson presented his results today at ...

Chemical compound inhibits tumor growth, size in new mouse study

...ch has shown that polyphenols are key to aroma and flavor formation in oats during the Maillard reaction whi...ed. Polyphenols have not been identified as major flavor producers before or associated with the Maillard reaction." Peterson presented his results today at ...

Worms know bad food when they smell it

... it gives you food poisoning ?especially if it's a flavor that you haven't experienced before, and especiall...th vomiting, you form a very robust memory of that flavor and won't eat food with that flavor in the future. The smell elicits an instant wave of nausea." Tha...

UCR researchers design chip that can improve citrus varieties

...itrus industry such as easy peeling, seedlessness, flavor components, pest and disease control, nutritional characteristics, and reproductive development. "The citrus array helps us quickly examine a certain trait in citrus," said Mikeal Roose , a professor of genetics in the Department of Botany and Plan...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...e tupelo is more likely to have the complex floral flavor when compared to other tupelo honeys." It takes a colony of 60,000 bees about 2 million nectar-gathering visits to the tupelo blossoms each spring to make a pound of honey. That task is even tougher than it sounds because some beekeepers say it is ...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

... believes there are two components to the metallic flavor –?the taste of metal ions on the tongue and the pr... They hope to identify the cause of the metallic flavor in the mouth when drinking water contains metal ions, specifically iron and copper. Their research w...

Selectivity is ultimate aphrodisiac

...l is to get someone to notice you, the unselective flavor is going to fail, and fast." The need to feel special or unique could be a broad motivation that stretches across our social lives, the study concludes. "Just as this need plays an important role in intimate relationships and friendships, the pres...

New bacteria test could improve quality of fruit and vegetable juice

...cterium won't cause human sickness, but it affects flavor and results in spoilage. Currently, a number of different testing methods are utilized, some of which yield false negative results. This has complicated international trade. Japan, along with other developed countries, has a zero tolerance for t...

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