Tag: "sweeter" at biology news
Nature's Sugar High
... nearly off the scale at 3,000, more than 10 times sweeter
than other sugar substitutes like saccharin or aspartame. Because these kinds of complex sensory-stimulating proteins typically require binding to specific taste receptors, much of their biology remains to be worked out in the kind of studies done ...
Understanding of floral scents blossoms in Purdue laboratory
... of floral scents -- insights that might result in sweeter
smelling roses, plus a bouquet of other benefits. Improving floral scent is a goal of the $20 billion per year horticulture industry, but it is also important to agriculture. Almost three-fourths of all crops depend on insect pollinators attracted by...
Like grapefruit, sour oranges boost drug effectiveness, scientists find, and also why
...es, researchers already know that other, naturally sweeter
orange juices consumed in the United States do not contain DHB and do not boost drug effects. Dr. David Edwards, a scientist at Wayne State University, discovered the DHB molecule and has applied for a patent on it. A report on the new findings ap...
New peach variety has strange shape and sweet taste
... fruit will have greater sugar content and will be sweeter
than fruits that are picked early and ripen on store shelves, he said. The odd-shaped peaches have been popular with home gardeners but were not available commercially because they could not stand up to packing and shipping. "Because these pe...
Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits
...cumstances, hummingbirds prefer flowers containing sweeter
or larger volumes of nectar, as this provides them with more energy. However, the introduction of decoys altered their choices, making another, 'target' flower seem more attractive. Preference for the target flower increased, regardless of nectar vo...
A tiny pump promises big time performance
...ertheless seems likely to soon be making life much sweeter
for many in the health care, manufacturing and environmental arenas....