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Gorilla diet tips -- Have we 'evolved to eat mush'?
...docile, cow-like creatures who favor leaves, while meaty
foods are left to high-energy chimps. Fossey's gorillas, however, lived in a cold, wet, volcanic region of Africa and had little access to meat, Stanford explained. In more typical environments, he said, gorillas compete aggressively with chimps for ...
Toxins drove evolution of human taste sense, global study reveals
...itter, sweet, sour, salty and umami -- a savory or meaty
taste. Taste receptors are protein switches that trigger signals to the brain's taste-processing centers in response to particular foods or other chemicals. In humans, 25 genes are responsible for encoding receptors that detect bitter flavors. The cu...
Taking 'chips' to the next level of gene hunting
... mutations in humans because they look only at the meaty
parts of genes, but the human genome is only 3 percent meaty
parts," says Jef Boeke, Ph.D., Sc.D, professor of molecular biology and genetics and director of the...