coffee

Latest findings on bitter substances in coffee – Why caffeine is not the sole contributor to bitterness

Caffeine is surely the best-known bitter coffee constituent. However, this stimulating substance is not solely responsible for the bitter taste of the beverage.

Gut Microbes Enable Coffee Pest to Withstand Extremely Toxic Concentrations of Caffeine

The coffee berry borer is the most devastating coffee pest in the world. The tiny beetle is found in most regions where coffee is cultivated, and a big…

Northeastern researchers make breakthrough discovery in cancer treatment

Michail Sitkovsky, an immunophysiology expert at Northeastern University, and his research colleagues have made a breakthrough discovery in cancer treatment….

New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

“Coffee and caffeine have been linked to beneficial and adverse health effects. Our findings may allow us to identify subgroups of people most likely to…

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

To serve as helpers in our homes, offices and factories, robots will need to understand how the world works and how the humans around them behave.

Nanotubes laid out in stripes

A number of technical innovations of recent times involve the use of thin layers of carbon nanotubes. In 2013, for instance, scientists from Stanford…

A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away

Raw coffee is, on average, just 1 percent caffeine, but it contains 7 to 9 percent chlorogenic acid, a strong antioxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in…

Iron consumption can increase risk for heart disease

The study found that heme iron consumption increased the risk for coronary heart disease by 57 percent, while no association was found between nonheme iron,…

Java gives caffeine-naive a boost, too

“The take-home message for women is that whether you are hooked on caffeine or not, if you need a boost coffee improves your mental alertness and can have a…