Pediatrics

Garlic aroma found in breast milk

Food chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic. This is caused by allyl methyl sulfide (AMS) - a metabolite ...

Genetics

How black truffles deal with the jumpers in their genome

The black truffle uses reversible epigenetic processes to regulate its genes, and adapt to changes in its surroundings. The 'methylome' - a picture of the genome regulation taking place in the truffle, is published in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rosemary aroma may help you remember to do things

The aroma of rosemary essential oil may improve prospective memory in healthy adults. This is the finding of a study conducted by Jemma McCready and Dr Mark Moss from the University of Northumbria. The findings presented ...

Health

Olive oil makes you feel full

Work groups at Technische Universität München (TUM) under Prof. Peter Schieberle and at the University of Vienna under Prof. Veronika Somoza studied four different edible fats and oils: Lard, butterfat, rapeseed oil and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup

European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.

Addiction

Putting electronic cigarettes to the test

Electronic cigarettes are experiencing somewhat of a boom at the moment. An estimated two million people in Germany have already turned to the vapor cigarette, which many view as a healthy alternative to conventional smoking. ...

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Odor

An odor or odour is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction. Odors are also commonly called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors. The terms fragrance, scent, and aroma are used primarily by the food and cosmetic industry to describe a pleasant odor, and are sometimes used to refer to perfumes. In contrast, malodor, stench, reek, and stink are used specifically to describe unpleasant odors.

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