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Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste

September 21, 2018

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment…
Caffeine tempers taste buds, makes food seem less sweet

August 24, 2017

Caffeine – the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings – has been found to temper taste…
Scientists develop genetic path to tastier tomatoes

January 30, 2017

Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those available at the supermarket. Now, scientists at the University of Florida…
Insects and Umami Receptors

January 24, 2017

Insects, like mammals including humans, sort chemicals by taste into a few categories and use this information to…
Snails select sources of food based on dislike for smells rather than taste

May 10, 2016

Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings being eaten by common…
Digesting sweet taste

May 9, 2016

Gut enzymes in sweet taste cells may point way to better-tasting non-caloric sweeteners According to new research from…
Smelling and tasting what’s good

May 5, 2016

The amount and composition of nutrients required by the body vary according to its state and physiological circumstances.…
Why is that so sour? New mechanism for tasting discovered

December 28, 2015

Researchers have discovered a new way that taste cells detect sourness, a sensation that is linked to acidity.…
Scientists turn tastes on and off by activating and silencing clusters of brain cells

November 19, 2015

New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience Most…
3D printing aids in understanding food enjoyment

November 17, 2015

Tasting food relies on food volatiles moving from the back of the mouth to the nasal cavity, but…
Team chart flavor’s favored flow

November 10, 2015

The sweetness of a peppermint candy can be experienced with the nose pinched shut, but flavor is detectable…
Food science team finds key to tasty, salt-reduced bread

August 18, 2015

Three food science researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered how to reduce salt in bread by…
On planes, savory tomato becomes favored flavor

May 13, 2015

Airline passengers who eat meals vary in their ability to taste sweet, sour, bitter and salty flavors. In…
Recipe for Flavorful Tomatoes: Heat Before Chilling

May 10, 2015

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist in Florida has found a way to help tomato producers improve…
Scientists watch living taste cells in action

April 22, 2015

Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue.…
A Sense of Taste: Psychology Professor Examines the Taste System

February 23, 2015

What we view as the sense of taste is actually a combination of smell, taste and texture, with…
Tasting light: Newly discovered taste receptors allow worms to indirectly detect light

January 30, 2015

Human taste receptors are specialized to distinguish several distinct compounds: sugars taste sweet, salts taste salty, and acidic…
Brain encodes time and place of taste memory

September 23, 2014

Have you ever eaten something totally new and it made you sick? Don’t give up; if you try…
Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds

August 28, 2014

Sensory systems, such as olfactory and gustatory systems, define an animal’s capacity for perception, and can evolve to…
How hummingbirds evolved to detect sweetness

August 22, 2014

Everything about hummingbirds is rapid. An iridescent blur to the human eye, their movements can be captured with…
Sense of taste: fruit fly has opened new era of taste behaviour

May 23, 2014

Good taste of food is considered a pleasurable experience – one that we like to repeat several times…
Does obesity reshape our sense of taste?

November 27, 2013

Obesity may alter the way we taste at the most fundamental level: by changing how our tongues react…
Update: Team Elucidates Evolution of Bitter Taste Sensitivity

November 15, 2013

It’s no coincidence that the expression “to leave a bitter taste in one’s mouth” has a double meaning;…
Research team elucidates evolution of bitter taste sensitivity

November 12, 2013

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania asked 296 Africans from a variety of groups — here, a group…
The Search for What Makes a Tasty Tomato

October 29, 2013

Tomatoes are a $2 billion crop in the United States, but a common complaint is that the varieties…
Multiple genes manage how people taste sweeteners

August 21, 2013

Genetics may play a role in how people’s taste receptors send signals, leading to a wide spectrum of…
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