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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...

2012-03-14 13:44:04

How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain is evidence that nature can achieve this. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have now taken a step closer to solving this mystery. "Knowledge about the mechanisms that diversify neurons and keep them diverse is necessary in order to cultivate and replace nerve cells in the future," says Mattias Alenius, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, who has published his research breakthrough...

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2012-03-14 10:32:54

How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain is evidence that nature can achieve this. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have now taken a step closer to solving this mystery. "Knowledge about the mechanisms that diversify neurons and keep them diverse is necessary in order to cultivate and replace nerve cells in the future," says Mattias Alenius, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, who has published his research breakthrough in the...

2011-12-13 19:09:56

Angewandte Chemie: 3-D structure and hydrogen bridge pattern explained Banana, mango or apricot - telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose. How the olfactory organ distinguishes such similar smells has been uncovered by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the RUB. The scientists were the first to shed light on the dynamics of the three-dimensional structure of the binding site of an olfactory receptor. In so doing, they also found a characteristic pattern of...

2011-06-01 12:44:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RIFM's latest group summary, A Safety Assessment of Saturated Branched Chain Alcohols when used as Fragrance Ingredients, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, Vol. 48, Supplement 4, July 2010 is now available from the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) web site at http://www.rifm.org/publications-details.php?id=25. Paper copies are available by e-mailing rifm@rifm.org. (Logo:...

2011-05-13 00:00:28

Olfactory Biosciences Corp. formed a new subsidiary with Incredible Scents, Inc. (ISI), called BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, INC., to manufacture and distribute a new advanced line of NOXO Wellness products in combination with ISI's popular enhanced nasal delivery system. Incredible Scents product line is presently available in 40,000 stores nation wide including all CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Wakefern (Shoprite supermarkets) Wynnewood, PA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Olfactory Biosciences Corp. (OTC...

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2011-05-10 07:59:54

Scientists working in a laboratory at Vanderbilt University have potentially discovered a class of insect repellent that is 1000 times more effective than DEET and works against all types of insects. "It wasn't something we set out to find," said David Rinker, a graduate student who performed the study in collaboration with graduate student Gregory Pask and post-doctoral fellow Patrick Jones. "It was an anomaly that we noticed in our tests." Reported in the online edition of the Proceedings...