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Genetics Play A Large Part In Olfaction
2013-12-14 05:33:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People react differently to the same smells. Something that smells wonderful to you could be offensive to your friend, but why this is so has been a mystery. The answer could lie in your genetic makeup, says a research team from Duke University. Their findings, published in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, reveal that a difference at the smallest level of DNA — one amino acid on one gene — determines whether or not...

2013-09-17 23:04:55

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: US Flavors & Fragrances Market London (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 US demand to approach $7 billion in 2017 Demand for flavors and fragrances in the US is forecast to approach $7 billion in 2017 as the result of favorable wellness, demographic, and macroeconomic trends. Consumer demand for more flavorful foods, as well as unique high-value flavors, will fortify strong growth in flavor blends, the largest product type. Demand...

Strawberry Aroma Under The Microscope
2013-05-14 04:21:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s easy enough to simply recognize that something smells like a strawberry, but it´s much more difficult to understand why something smells that way. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM) set out to get to the bottom of the strawberry smell in order to understand a little more about scents and how our brains understand which scent and taste belong to which foods....

Researchers Create White Odor Based On Concept Behind White Noise
2012-11-22 11:01:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to white, we use our senses in different ways to make astute judgments of what we are seeing, touching and perhaps hearing. Now, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are showing us what white smells like. The color white is a blend of many different wavelengths of light. When you mix a few colors you get a brand new color, and with a mix of several colors, eventually white is created. Other...

Smell Like A Rose For Hours With New Perfume Candy
2012-11-12 09:41:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you ever watch advertisements for new products and ask: ℠What will they think of next?´ Well that might be the question you´d ask yourself after reading about this next product--which promises to keep you ℠smelling sweet´ for hours. BENEO, an Belgium-based manufacturer, has created a sweet candy that not only tastes great, but also keeps the imbiber smelling sweet for up to six hours, by releasing a...

Lab Rats Can Fine-tune Their Sense Of Smell
2012-10-31 11:23:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by University of Chicago researchers showed that some animals are able to focus their sense of smell in much the same way that humans can focus their vision. According to the study that was published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers found that laboratory rats were able to adjust their sense of smell by altering their sniffing, which brought scents to receptors in different parts of their...

2012-10-07 23:04:16

The Fragrance and Essence Manufacturing industry in China has experienced rapid growth in the past five years, driven by expanding demand from downstream food, beverage and tobacco manufacturers. Industry revenue has been increasing at annualized rate of 14.5% in the five years through 2012 to total $8.4 billion. The large domestic market, cheap labor and rich aromatic plant resources have encouraged international firms like Firmenich Aromatics and Symrise to enlarge their presence and...

2012-07-19 07:36:17

Suppliers of the orange, vanilla and other flavor and fragrance ingredients used in hundreds of foods, beverages and personal care products are putting their faith in microbes as new sources for these substances. That migration away from the natural plant oils used for centuries to delight the taste buds and nose is the topic of a story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest...

Odor Perception In Terrestrial Hermit Crabs Increased By Humidity
2012-07-05 09:13:27

Olfaction in land crabs is still in an early transitional stage between life in water and on land Max Planck scientists have found out that the olfactory system in hermit crabs is still underdeveloped in comparison to that of vinegar flies. While flies have a very sensitive sense of smell and are able to identify various odor molecules in the air, crabs recognize only a few odors, such as the smell of organic acids, amines, aldehydes, or seawater. Humidity significantly enhanced electrical...

Image 1 - Love That New Mac Smell?
2012-04-18 12:57:21

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Sure, you´ll get all sorts of concerned looks, but few experiences can top unboxing and sniffing a new Apple computer. As you break open the pristine and meticulously thought out white Apple container, it´s easy to become awash with anticipation and admiration. And as you gently lift your aluminum and glass beauty, a distinct aroma emerges from the box. Go ahead. Ignore the looks. Sniff your MacBook. It smells divine. You might not be alone. As...