The secret life of sugar

Without it, cake wouldn't be nearly as tempting. Ice cream as enticing. Fruits as flavorful. Pastries as scrumptious. Cream puffs as scrumdiddlyumptious. There's no denying it: sugar is music to our mouths.

Medical research

Researchers develop a portable blood ammonia detector

Seated around the dinner table, faculty affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H—one of Stanford University's interdisciplinary institutes—spoke one-by-one, pitching ideas for collaborative research. Inspired by a recent medical ...


The sugar wars: Rhetoric or reason?

Over the past 50 years researchers, clinicians, professional organizations, and health charities have waged war on sugar, calling for dietary recommendations to be changed and for a sugar tax on soft drinks and sweet treats ...


Beyond the sweetness of sugar

We all know the nutritional "evils" of sugar as a potential cause of obesity, chronic disease and death, through to being a potentially brain damaging substance.

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