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Sense Of Smell In Mice Restored From Gene Therapy
2012-09-07 14:10:09

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that restoring tiny, hair-like structures to defective cells in the olfactory system of mice is enough to restore a lost sense of smell. The results of the experiments were published online this week in Nature Medicine, and are believed to represent the first successful application of gene therapy to restore this function in live mammals. An expert in olfaction, Randall Reed, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and...

Sense Of Smell Restored With Gene Therapy
2012-09-03 05:40:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who were not born with an olfactory sense, or who lost the ability to smell due to a disease, could someday once again take in the sweet smells all around them courtesy of new research from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jeffery Martens, an associate professor of pharmacology, and colleagues were, for the first time, able to cure the condition, known as congenital anosmia, and restore the sense of smell...

2012-03-22 09:36:29

People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression, according to a study published Mar. 21 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The authors of the study, led by Ilona Croy of the University of Dresden Medical School in Germany, investigated 32 individuals born without a sense of smell, known as isolated congenital anosmia. They found that the non-smellers did not have significant deviations from the norm in terms of many daily...

2011-04-18 21:27:05

Most patients who have a reduced ability to smell or detect odors seem to attach less importance to the sense of smell in their daily lives than people with a normal olfactory function, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology "“ Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Disorders of the sense of smell are common," the authors provide as background information in the article. "In the general population, hyposmia [reduced ability to smell]...

2010-07-23 16:07:00

MILWAUKIE, Ore., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- While the causal relationship between intranasal zinc preparations and anosmia is examined in a new study published in the July issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the study's practical application on public health is reduced to supporting action taken last summer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in removing related products from the marketplace. Contrary to the position taken by Terrance M. Davidson, M.D., and...

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2010-07-20 06:56:43

Popular zinc-based nasal gels and sprays sold over-the-counter as common cold remedies are ineffective, and can even cause the loss of smell, according to a study published Monday. Clinical trials of the zinc-based therapies showed they did not prevent or reduce the duration of common colds, and were linked to a loss of smell, the study's authors found. "In addition to concerns regarding the efficacy of intranasal zinc therapy, increasing evidence indicates that this medication may be linked...

2010-03-04 09:39:00

CINCINNATI, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley M. Chesley from the Cincinnati, Ohio-based law firm of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., L.P.A. yesterday filed federal lawsuits in Ohio and Kentucky against Matrixx Initiatives, the manufacturer of Zicam, on behalf of four local residents who lost their senses of taste and smell after using the popular over-the-counter cold and flu nasal gel. The lawsuits allege that Matrixx knew for years that Zicam users had complained of anosmia,...

2010-02-04 16:14:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley M. Chesley from the Cincinnati, Ohio-based law firm of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., L.P.A. today filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Cincinnati women who have experienced loss of smell and taste after using Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. Zicam is an over-the-counter cold and flu remedy manufactured by Matrixx Initiatives and voluntarily recalled in June of 2009. The lawsuit was filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas in...

2009-10-19 17:27:30

Treatment with a glucocorticoid medication, either alone or in combination with Ginkgo biloba, appears to significantly improve the sense of smell in individuals with previous olfactory loss due to upper respiratory infections, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology"“Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Olfactory loss [loss of the sense of smell] is common and can be caused by head trauma, chronic sinonasal inflammation and viral...

2009-08-10 15:09:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX), an over-the-counter healthcare company that develops and markets Zicam(R) products, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2009. For the first quarter ended June 30, 2009, the Company reported net sales of $6.9 million and a net loss of $(22.8) million, or $(2.49) per diluted share, which includes a $9.0 million charge for the recall of Cold Remedy...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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