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Chemists Pinpoint Compounds

  Body is one of ten attributes defined by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) that contributes to the overall quality rating of coffee, and, consequently, to the value ascribed to coffee beans. The SCA describes coffee body as the ‘tactile feeling’ of the liquid in the mouth. In a new …

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Neurogenic Compounds

Quercetin and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBA), phytonutrients commonly found in apples, may help stimulate the production of new brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Quercetin and DHBA, natural compounds found in apples, are pro-neurogenic. Image credit: Ichwan et al., doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2021.01.005. Dr. Gerd Kempermann …

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Hamburg Meteorite

An international team of researchers has found extraterrestrial hydrocarbons, sulfurized and nitrogen-containing compounds in the Hamburg meteorite, which landed on frozen lakes in Michigan in 2018. A fragment of the Hamburg meteorite found on Strawberry Lake near Hamburg, Michigan, the United States. Image credit: Heck et al., doi: 10.1111/maps.13584. The …

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Study: Caffeine, 23 Other Compounds Boost Dementia-Fighting Enzyme

A team of scientists at Indiana University, Bloomington, has identified 24 compounds — including caffeine, retinoic acid, and rolipram — with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. Indiana University Professor Hui-Chen Lu and co-authors have identified 24 compounds that increase the brain’s …

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Aliphatic Organic Compounds Detected on Ceres

An international team of planetary researchers has discovered the presence of aliphatic organic compounds — carbon-based building blocks that may have a role in the chemistry that creates life — on Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt. And, according to the team, the organics are most likely …

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