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Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor
... in mice that sense high temperatures and the hot, spicy
ingredient in chili peppers, UCSF scientists have discovered. The findings demonstrate that some plants and animals have evolved the same molecular strategy to deter predators -- triggering pain by activating a specific receptor on sensory nerves. T...
Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds
... ahead and eat chocolate. Indulge your passion for spicy
cuisine. Drink red wine. Enjoy coffee when you want it, have that orange juice with breakfast and, what the heck, eat a grapefruit, too. Gerson says that for most heartburn patients, there's insufficient evidence to support the notion that eating the...
Nose odors and mouth odors: The brain distinguishes
...ke the 'taste' of a wine, because of its fruity or spicy
notes. However, gustation refers only to the sensations of sweet, sour, salty, savory, and bitter, and thus the pleasant 'taste' to which we refer is actually a pleasant odor sensed retronasally." "The role of olfaction in taste is powerful," they s...