News tagged with taste

Study Shows Not Everyone Has the Same Reaction to Salt

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some individuals may find a recent push by the federal government to reduce salt in processed foods hard to swallow. That's not because those individuals simply enjoy the salty taste of certain foods. A new ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Health
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How fruit flies taste water

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to detect water and regulate water intake is essential for all animals because if cells have too little or too much water the consequences for the animal can be disastrous. It is unclear whether ...

dateApr 08, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology report
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A role for calcium in taste perception

Calcium may not come to mind when you think of tasty foods, but in a study appearing in the January 8 issue of JBC, Japanese researchers have provided the first demonstration that calcium channels on the tongue are the targets ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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