In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Christian and the team discuss the safety of artificial sweeteners and their role in modern society. In 'Science Blast' we discuss: Endothelial cells in the blood may indicate a looming heart attach; Does taking vitamin D decrease morbidity/mortality?; Creating stem cells from mature cells by simply lowering the pH or oxygen starving the cells. In 'Back of the Box' Scott gives a primer to the artificial sweetener argument by talking about the science behind why these chemicals taste sweet.
Great webpage from Cardiff University explaining the molecular biology behind taste (here)