Tag Archives: DNA

• World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

Suntory Global Innovation Center Limited (President, Member of the Board: Masato Arishiro) has succeeded in analyzing the genome of hop (Humulus lpulus) for the first time in the world in a joint effort with the Czech Republic’s Hop Research Institute, the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, the Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences and Suntory System Technology […]

• Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Troels Prahl, a brewer and microbiologist at the Southern California yeast distributor White Labs, sits at his company’s tasting room bar with four half-pints of beer. He describes each between thoughtful sips. The first has a malty backbone and a crisp body of raspberry, rosemary and banana, he says; the second, a waft of white […]

• Report: Marinating Meat In Beer Reduces Cancer Risk

Report: Marinating Meat In Beer Reduces Cancer Risk

Who doesn’t love a cold beer at a BBQ on a hot summer day? Well your BBQ just got even better, because according to a new study, using it to marinate your meats before grilling can actually help reduce your risk of cancer. Studies have found that grilled meats can sometimes contain cancer-causing substances after […]

• Love the smell of beer or blue cheese? Thank your DNA

Love the smell of beer or blue cheese? Thank your DNA

Scientists claim we all smell scents differently because of our genes. A study of 200 people has found that genes determine our sense of smell People worse at smelling certain scents also described them differently Certain people were more than 10,000 times better at detecting floral scents The craving for beer or cheese could be […]

• How Beer Gave Us Civilization

How Beer Gave Us Civilization

HUMAN beings are social animals. But just as important, we are socially constrained as well. We can probably thank the latter trait for keeping our fledgling species alive at the dawn of man. Five core social instincts, I have argued, gave structure and strength to our primeval herds. They kept us safely codependent with our […]

• L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

Have you been to a special event dinner at the Palm yet? You should. Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant General Manager & Wine Director, manages to make every moment totally fun. Food pairing dinners can be tedious and serious with detailed recitations of where the food came from, its DNA, the farmer’s name who grew it, the […]

• Texas team invents chemical process to distinguish winegrape varieties

Texas team invents chemical process to distinguish winegrape varieties

Texas team’s process mimics human sensory abilities to distinguish winegrape varieties. A decade of medical research at the University of Texas, Austin, unexpectedly resulted in a potentially valuable process for the wine industry. In an attempt to develop a technique to mimic the mammalian sense of taste, Dr. Eric Anslyn and his team of undergraduate […]