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Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories
... Much as Pavlov's dogs learned that the sound of a bell
signaled food, people learn that both sweet tastes and dense, viscous foods signal high calories. This learning process begins very early in life and perhaps without conscious awareness, according to the researchers. "The body's natural ability to re...
Measuring blood sugar with a wave of the arm
... an acoustic bell," Grimes explains. "If you hit a bell
with a hammer, the bell
rings at a characteristic frequency. If you coat the bell
with a layer of paint, the frequency chang...
New 'bumpy' jelly found in deep sea
...bumps of stinging cells cover the feeding arms and bell
of a newly described deep-sea jelly, published by ... gave this jelly the nickname "bumpy" because it's bell
and oral arms are covered with small bumps, which are actually clusters of stinging cells that the j...
Book shows patterns within the bell curve
...terns of great beauty and complexity from a simple bell
curve. When enough of these patterns are superimposed on each other, they re-create a solid bell
shape. Some of these patterns bear striking resemblances to other patterns found in nature, such as ...
Pavlov's flies: Researchers identify fruit fly memory mutants
...known as Pavlov's Flies." After ringing the dinner bell
and presenting his dogs with food several times over many days, the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) found that eventually, his dogs would display dinnertime behavior (drooling, excitement) on just the sound of the bell. In a fascinating ...
Tomato ripening gene could make store tomatoes tastier
...noni, also should work with strawberries, bananas, bell
peppers and melons, in addition to many other fruits for which shelf life and softening are problems. This, says Giovannoni, could reduce the use of ethylene to kick-start ripening after fruit has been shipped to the warehouse. Giovannoni's co-author...
For peppers, hot quite literally the spice of life, UF research shows
... to North America, including jalapeno, poblano and bell
peppers. Using video cameras trained on the plants, they discovered that birds -- in particular, a species known as the curve-billed thrasher -- were the only animals eating the small, red peppers. Meanwhile, pack rats and cactus mice, the dominant ...
Scientists switch memory recall on and off in fruit flies
...ssue of Nature. [May 24]. After ringing the dinner bell
and presenting his dogs with food several times over a few days, the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov found that eventually, his dogs would display dinnertime behavior (drooling, excitement) on just the sound of the bell. Today, all dog and cat owner...
Mosquitoes have discriminating tastes, UF researchers find
...hrough the airstream. The plume acts like a dinner bell
to mosquitoes,letting them know a warm-blooded meal is within range. They fly up the plume in zigzag fashion until they arrive, for example, at abackyard cookout. Then they localize on eddies of other odors in the airstreamand then, within yards of a...