Your gut has taste receptors

  Researchers in the Department of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified taste receptors in the human intestines. The taste receptor T1R3 and the taste G protein gustducin are critical to sweet taste in the tongue. Research now shows these two sweet-sensing proteins are also expressed in specialized taste cells of the…

Current Life Expectancy in the U.S. (2007) #44 in the world

  #1 Andorra: 83.52 years #2 Macau: 82.27 years #3 Japan: 82.02 years #4 San Marino: 81.8 years #5 Singapore: 81.8 years #6 Hong Kong: 81.68 years #7 Sweden: 80.63 years #8 Switzerland: 80.62 years #9 Australia: 80.62 years #10 France: 80.59 years #11 Guernsey: 80.53 years #12 Iceland: 80.43 years #13 Canada: 80.34 years…

Negative effects of plastic’s additive blocked by nutrient supplements

In their most recent experiments, Duke University Medical Center investigators demonstrated that exposure within the womb to bisphenol A (BPA), an ubiquitous chemical used in the production of plastics, caused noticeable changes in the offspring without altering any of the offspring’s genes. Additionally, the researchers discovered that administration of folic acid or genistein, an active…

Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma

Public release date: 1-Aug-2007 PHILADELPHIA – The major active component of marijuana could enhance the ability of the virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma to infect cells and multiply, according to a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School. According to the researchers, low doses of Ä-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), equivalent to that in the bloodstream of…