Because a plethora of flavor compounds contribute to the distinctive taste of cocoa, its composition is difficult to analyze. Now, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz Institute of Food Systems Biology (LSB) have developed a new methodology that quickly, easily, and precisely quantifies the flavor profile of cocoa samples.
- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists at the University of Münster have systematically studied which white blood cells populate the tissue surrounding the brain under healthy conditions. They discovered that both B cells and their progenitors reside and develop in the outer layer of the meninges. This suggests that this cell type has specific immune system functions here and may also provide new therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases of the brain.
- Nature Neuroscience
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Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the metabolites that make up the saliva of two different age groups to reveal that aging leaves telltale signs in one’s spit.
- Scientific Reports
A new grant from the Danish Villum Experiment programme will start up the research project Spin-Grain, which aims to scale down a brain-inspired computing system to dust grain size and with energy consumption so low, it can be harvested from the surroundings. The project is headed by AI-researchers at Aarhus University.
- Villum Experiment Programme
Researchers at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine attempted to unravel such mechanisms by adopting non-invasive diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of SLE patients, particularly the white matter, coupled with computerised neuropsychological assessment. White matter lies beneath the grey matter cortex in the human brain and comprises millions of bundles of nerve fibres that transmit signals to different brain regions.