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2011-04-20 11:13:00

NEW YORK, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Any frequent flier knows that spending hours on a crowded plane seems like the perfect way to pick up a cold or flu. Most think that the sick feeling many experience while traveling is due to germs circulating in a small space, but it also has to do with the dry, oxygen-thin atmosphere of the cabin. Fliers can breathe easier while traveling by supporting their natural respiratory defense to combat cold and flu germs. Introducing Skycap, a...

2009-08-20 12:18:53

Your nostrils may seem to be a happy pair, working together to pick up scents. However, a study published online on August 20th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveals that there can actually be a kind of rivalry between the two."The two nostrils of a person typically have similar olfactory experience at any given time," said Denise Chen of Rice University. "But in a laboratory setting in which each nostril simultaneously receives a different smell, subjects experience an...

2006-12-18 10:15:00

NEW YORK -- By studying blindfolded college students who crawled through grass to sniff out a chocolate-scented trail, scientists say they've found evidence of a human smelling ability that experts thought was impossible. The study indicates the human brain compares information it gets from each nostril to get clues about where a smell is coming from. And it suggests dogs, mice and other mammals do the same thing, contrary to what most scientists have thought. People compare signals from each...

Latest Nostril Reference Libraries

2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.