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  • Even the thought of coffee provides for an energy kick in the morning

    Before the first cup of coffee, many people are still not really approachable in the morning. But already the smell of the freshly brewed energy supplier awakens the senses and lets the brain start working. But why is that? Scientists at Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Toronto h more

  • New mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging discovered

    A study led by Luísa Lopes, Group Leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes describes a new mechanism involved in memory loss associated with aging. The work developed over 3 years by a team of Portuguese, French and German scientists now shows that specific changes in the signalin more

  • Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer

    Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the long list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in the world. This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way. A research by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention - I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Italy, in collaborat more

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Lethal Doses of Water, Caffeine and Alcohol

Today’s graphic is a whimsical look at lethal doses of chemicals we consume on a regular basis. Whilst it may be more common to view chemicals in a black and white framing of ‘toxic’ or ‘non-toxic’, the reality is more of a sliding scale of toxicity. The admission of too much of any chemical into th more

Coke & Diet Coke

Over the past week, you may well have seen a couple of graphics purporting to explain the effect that drinking a can of Coke or Diet Coke has on your body. They’ve been picked up by a range of online news and media sites, and as a result circulated widely. Unfortunately, although some of the informa more

Why is Coffee Bitter?

Mention coffee, and caffeine is the chemical compound name that immediately springs to mind. However, whilst caffeine’s effects on the brain are well documented –it binds to adenosine receptors in the brain – it has relatively little impact when it comes to the taste of coffee. Coffee, as it turns o more

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Caffeine Caffeine is a stimulant drug . It is a xanthine alkaloid compound that acts as a psychoactive stimulant and diuretic in humans. The word comes from the French term for coffee, café. Caffeine is also called guaranine when found ... more


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