What happens when food first touches your tongue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new study might explain why humans register some tastes more quickly than others, potentially due to each flavor’s molecular size. The research, published last month in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, also provided explanation as to why humans register taste more quickly when food or drink moves over their tongues quickly,…

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Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era

Aquaculture, the relatively young but fast-growing industry of farming of fish and other marine life, now produces around half of all seafood consumed by humans. A new paper from American University published today examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion…

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Teva presents latest data on AJOVY® ▼ (fremanezumab) at EHF Congress

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — Teva Pharmaceutical Europe B.V. has presented results from a pooled analysis of three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 studies assessing AJOVY® ▼ (fremanezumab), indicated for the preventative treatment of migraine in adults, which demonstrate clinically significant reductions in headache and migraine-related disability in the majority of patients studied. The findings, presented at…

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

An analysis of more than 17 million people in England — the largest study of its kind, according to its authors — has pinpointed a bevy of factors that can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The paper, published Wednesday in Nature, echoes reports from other countries that…

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What Does it Mean to be ‘At Home’ These Days?

Welcome. I write from home because home is where I work, but I’m not always at home any longer. I’ve been to a hardware store this week, a pizzeria, a convenience store and the chandlery for a length of rope, which for someone who’s only been to the supermarket like five times since March seems…

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Grave Shortages of P.P.E. Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge

As coronavirus cases surge across the country, hospitals, nursing homes and private medical practices are facing a problem many had hoped would be resolved by now: a dire shortage of respirator masks, isolation gowns and disposable gloves that protect front-line medical workers from infection. Unlike the crisis that caught a handful of big city hospitals…

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Brooks Brothers, Founded in 1818, Files for Bankruptcy

Brooks Brothers, the retailer known for dressing the great and good of the United States since 1818, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, buckling under the pressure from the coronavirus pandemic after years of faltering sales as customers embraced more casual apparel and sales shifted online. The company, founded and based in New York, filed for…

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Stephen Gan Is the Latest Magazine Editor Under Fire

In mid-June, Stephen Gan, the founder and editor in chief of V magazine and the creative director of Elle, was eviscerated on Diet Prada, the Instagram feed popular in the fashion industry. Many of his former staffers told the editors of the feed that he was racist, homophobic and sexist. One recalled Mr. Gan —…

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The Boohoo Disaster, Explained

Until recently, Boohoo was one of the fastest-growing online retailers in Britain. The company is known for its $6 bikinis, skintight mini dresses and collaborations with social media and reality TV stars like the Kardashian sisters and “Love Island” personalities. But this week Boohoo became the newest face of worker exploitation, after revelations about conditions…

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