Home > Medical > Archive 26 November 2010 Scientists seek secrets of sour taste Scientists say they've made a surprising discovery on just how acidic foods make us pucker up. 0 Scientists say they've made a surprising discovery on just how acidic foods make us pucker up. Instead, the team found that the protons released by acids enter the cell and directly trigger the electrical response. Findings could help food industry NEXT ON HEALTH24X Featured medical condition centres: June 2020-06-04 11:35 More: MedicalArchive advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Coronavirus morning update: Alcohol banned again, and curfew also imposed Medical Brain disorders found in Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms Medical Future complications possible even in asymptomatic Covid-19 cases, research found Medical Coronavirus morning update: Latest on Gauteng hospitals, 9 more police stations close over Covid-19 Diet and nutrition Should you drink coffee on an empty stomach? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.