Food/Bev

The comfort food we know and love today as the potato was domesticated between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago from a wild species native to the Andes Mountains in...
by Virginia Tech
9:58am
12.14.2017
Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research.
by Binghamton University
9:34am
12.12.2017
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A research team has successfully turned tofu whey, a liquid that is generated from the production of tofu and is often discarded, into a tasty alcoholic...
by National University of Singapore
10:04am
12.6.2017
Champagne is notable for its iconic cork popping, but the bubble acoustics also play a key role in determining how expensive that bottle should be.
by Acoustical Society of America
9:33am
12.5.2017
What makes a perfectly flavored pint? It's been the obsession of brewers big and small for centuries. For some it's the hops, others say it's the water, or...
by John Innes Centre
9:28am
12.1.2017
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Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular...
by Tufts University
9:09am
11.28.2017
In a new study, researchers used a compound from garlic to destroy biofilm of resistant bacteria and make antibiotics work again.
by University of Copenhagen
3:10pm
11.27.2017
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American children and adolescents who do not drink tap water, which is typically fluoridated, are much more likely to have tooth decay.
by Elsevier
9:18am
11.27.2017
The Sugar Association issued a press release last year blasting a study that linked sugar intake to tumors and metastasis. But for 50 years, the industry had...
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10:30am
11.22.2017
New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice--cinnamon--might be enlisted in the fight...
by University of Michigan
9:28am
11.21.2017
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You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it's only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp...
by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
2:27pm
11.16.2017
A new study has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key...
by Loma Linda University Health
11:52am
11.15.2017
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In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the...
by Yale University
2:27pm
11.14.2017
Insects present a huge nutritional opportunity as an increasing global population seeks sustainable sources of food and feed.
by University of Nottingham
2:43pm
11.10.2017
An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food...
by Ohio State University
9:03am
11.9.2017
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With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now, scientists report that they have developed an...
by American Chemical Society
1:34pm
11.8.2017
The traditional pairing of wine and food too often misses the mark – leaving people confused and intimidated – and should be scrapped in favor of a more...
by Michigan State University
9:40am
11.8.2017
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If you drink tea, you can rest assured about your children’s teeth or your adult bones, now that a University of Florida research team has found that most teas...
by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
9:50am
11.7.2017
Animal muscular tissue grown in the laboratory promises actual meat without the need to raise and kill animals. Researchers have studied whether so-called in-...
by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
9:49am
11.3.2017
Working with an international team of breeders and genome scientists, plant biologists have sequenced the genome of garden asparagus as a model for sex...
by University of Georgia
1:29pm
11.2.2017
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Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped...
by Michigan State University
9:45am
10.31.2017
Chinese subjects who enjoyed spicy foods appeared to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attack and stroke,...
by American Heart Association
9:12am
10.31.2017
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Even when people are hard at work, pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream can distract them — and these junk food images are almost twice as distracting as...
by Johns Hopkins University
2:01pm
10.26.2017
For centuries, the human palate was known to have five tastes: salty, sweet, umami, bitter, and sour. A sixth was added two years ago by scientists, who...
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@SethAugenstein
10:28am
10.26.2017
Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to 30,000 years ago – around 10 millennia before experts previously thought –...
by University of Warwick
9:10am
10.24.2017
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A new study shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
by University of Liverpool
2:19pm
10.18.2017
Food fraud is everywhere. In the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal in Europe, and with cases reported around the world, awareness is high. Food fraud can take...
by Sylvain Charlebois, Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University
10:20am
10.17.2017
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In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis...
by Penn State University
9:20am
10.16.2017
A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella bacteria, one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world.
by Cornell University
2:39pm
10.5.2017
Researchers have found that mice on a fatty diet who were given high levels of fructose in their diet suffered much worse metabolic effects than those given...
by Joselin Diabetes Center
2:26pm
10.4.2017
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut.
by UCLA
9:31am
10.4.2017
The next time you bite into that perfect, sweet and succulent watermelon, you may want to appreciate that it's a product of millions of years of evolution in...
by Molecular Biology and Evolution
1:54pm
9.28.2017
Broccoli is becoming more popular with the American consumer, providing plenty of nutrients in the diet. But it isn't easy getting this cool-weather vegetable...
by Agricultural Research Service
2:19pm
9.27.2017
A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and...
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
9:32am
9.26.2017
Everyone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast?
by American Chemical Society
2:16pm
9.25.2017
A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs,...
by Penn State
9:24am
9.22.2017
Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment...
by American Chemical Society
9:04am
9.20.2017
Researchers in Denmark are the first in the world to have analyzed whole grains with long near-infrared wavelengths using a new type of light source, the...
by University of Copenhagen
2:10pm
9.19.2017
Researchers have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.
by University of Adelaide
2:44pm
9.15.2017
A research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps the body secrete more insulin, a central signaling molecule in the body that...
by Virginia Tech
9:15am
9.13.2017
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have called on a diverse group of scientists to accomplish an ambitious and complex task:...
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8:37am
9.13.2017
It’s one of the great health debates: the hazards or benefits of small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy remains intensely contested. But there is a “paucity...
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@SethAugenstein
2:49pm
9.12.2017
There are an estimated 300,000 species of plants in the world, producing roughly more than a million metabolites. Plants use these molecules to grow,...
by Michigan State University
2:18pm
8.31.2017
Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation...
by Penn State University
9:29am
8.30.2017
Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet that includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and...
by McMaster University
9:01am
8.29.2017
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