Biochemistry News

Jan 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists have developed a unique method to authenticate the purity and origin of cacao beans, the source of chocolate’s main ingredient, cocoa. A cacao tree with fruit pods in various stages of ripening at a botanical garden, Hawaii. “Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.), the source of cocoa, is an economically important tropical crop. One problem with the premium cacao market is contamination with off-types adulterating raw premium material. Accurate...

Dec 6, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists reporting in the Journal of Proteome Research has cracked the secret of the black Périgord truffle’s unique, pungent aroma. The...

Jun 25, 2013 by Enrico de Lazaro

U.S. researchers have discovered two large-effect mutations that sparked a hormonal revolution about 500 million years ago. Two mutations altered the energetic...

Nov 6, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

According to a new study led by Dr Diana van Heemst of the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, low levels of vitamin D may be associated...

Jun 1, 2012 by Natali Anderson

Scientists at Monash University in Australia have found how the zebrafish heals its spinal cord after injury. A zebrafish, Danio rerio, in an aquarium...

May 25, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

An international team of researchers has identified why some curry dishes, made with spices humans have used for thousands of years, might be good for...

Apr 26, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of researchers has found that a high intake of flavonoid-rich berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, over time, can delay...

Apr 13, 2012 by Sci-News.com

A researcher from the Columbia University in New York has claimed the possibility that advanced versions of Tyrannosaurus rex and other dinosaurs –...

Nov 22, 2011 by Natali Anderson

A team of scientists led by chemist Robert Doyle demonstrated, for the first time, that a critical hormone that helps people feel full after eating can...