Archive: 09/18/2006

Bitter Taste Identifies Poisons in Foods

Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that bitter taste perception of vegetables is influenced by an interaction between variants of taste genes and the presence of naturally-occurring toxins ...

Sep 18, 2006 3.9 / 5 (7) 0

Why Evolution Drives Some Cells to Altruism

Nature has been capitalizing on the benefits of a specialized labor force long before Henry Ford made it popular. New research suggests the same principles Ford used have driven the evolution of complex organisms.

Sep 18, 2006 4.2 / 5 (11) 1

Evolutionary software to be released free of charge

New software developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allows scientists to more effectively analyze and compare both sequence and structure data from a growing library of proteins and nucleic ...

Sep 18, 2006 2.6 / 5 (19) 0