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2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright scent is distinguishable from its relatives. These fruits smell similar because they share many chemical compounds. How, then does the brain tell them apart? How does the brain remember a complex and often overlapping chemical signature as a particular scent? Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are using the fruit fly to discover how the...

2013-10-17 23:30:12

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoneix, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural clay body care manufacture Zion Health, use nutrient rich detox clay for natural sweat and odor control....

2013-10-17 10:43:20

New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals how diseases can modify animal odors in subtle ways. In a recent study published in the public access journal PLOS ONE, scientists examined how infection with avian influenza (AIV) alters fecal odors in mallards. Using both behavioral and chemical methods, the findings reveal that AIV can be detected based on odor changes in infected birds. "The fact that a distinctive fecal odor is...

Stress Women In Women Social Perception
2013-10-10 13:33:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Proctor and Gamble, makers of Secret brand deodorant, have partnered with researchers to understand the effects of stress sweat and perception. According to lead investigator Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH with Monell Chemical Senses Center, people can smell 'stress sweat' - that perspiration we release when we find ourselves in anxiety-inducing situations. What’s more, the research found that a person’s perception of another...

2013-10-08 23:25:42

Star brite MDG Mold/Mildew Odor Control Bags Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Water damage that results in mildew is one thing in common with storms. Hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rainstorms and tornadoes all leave huge amounts of water in their wake, which soon results in mildew, mold and moldy odor. In addition to foul smells, there are health issues to be considered with mold, especially for people with respiratory problems. Star brite’s new MDG Mold/Mildew Odor...

Brain Cell Neurons Tell Us If We Like Or Dislike Smells
2013-10-08 06:38:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some smells are instantly attractive to us. For example, think of the smell of baking bread. With no other cues, visual or tactile, that smell can draw you into the nearest bakery. In contrast, some smells -- like fresh fish -- are not that appealing, unless perhaps you haven't eaten in three days. For scientists who are trying to address the increasingly acute problem of obesity, the question of how this works and what underlying...

2013-10-05 23:02:10

Fragrance-free Odor Eliminating sprays, which have quickly become some of Smells Begone’s flagship products, are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official online store for bio-degradable air freshener company, Smells BeGone. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Fragrance Free Odor Eliminating sprays, which have quickly become some of Smells Begone’s flagship products, are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official online store for bio-degradable air freshener company,...

Honey Bees' Ability To Locate Food Masked By Diesel Fumes
2013-10-03 12:53:25

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Impacted By Diesel Exhaust ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are currently in search of an explanation for the decline of honeybee populations around the world and a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that diesel exhaust may be playing a role. In the study, researchers from the University of Southampton found that diesel exhaust fumes change the chemical profile of floral aroma molecules, a...

2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...


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