Researchers have new evidence in rats to explain how it is that chocolate candies can be so completely irresistible. The urge to overeat such deliciously sweet and fatty treats traces to an unexpected part of the brain and its production of a natural, opium-like chemical.
Researchers discovered the CALHM1 channel protein releases ATP to make a neural taste connection.
A new study explains how sensory input impacts fruit flies' decisions about sweet tastes.
Children who prefer high levels of sweet tastes also prefer saltier tastes, researchers report.
Researchers discover receptors for stress activated hormones are localized in oral taste cells responsible for detecting sweet, umami and bitter tastes.
Researchers discover a functional link between an area of the brain associated with taste memory and an area associated with encoding the time and place the memory occurred.