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2014-08-26 23:04:44

University City Science Center and Monell Chemical Senses Center Partner to Bring Scent-based Installation to Esther Klein Gallery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The human nose can detect a trillion different odors, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by...

2014-08-05 23:04:30

The Institute for Preventive Foot Health combed the literature to see what strategies might be backed by science. Statesville, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Smelly feet, technically known as “bromhidrosis,” are a fact of life, especially in warmer weather. Simply washing and drying your feet, while helpful, won’t necessarily take care of the problem. That’s because foot odor is caused by bacteria that breed in wet or moist environments on and around the feet; once your feet start to...

2014-08-04 12:52:44

Harvard University Study shows that mice can identify specific odors amid complex olfactory environments For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death. Exactly how animals separate objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information, however, remains largely unknown. Even the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, and how differences between scents might affect the...

2014-07-29 08:26:10

- New-to-the-World Technology Rids Odors Completely, Ensuring the Best Guest Experience - DAVIE, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the most challenging issues hoteliers face is keeping guest rooms smelling truly fresh and clean. Most products on the market today temporarily treat the air, masking unpleasant smells with air fresheners and deodorizers or using machines that claim to clean the air. Just a few hours after application, the odor returns -- followed quickly by guest...

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2014-07-25 02:00:22

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Sense of smell is critical for survival in many mammals. The ability to distinguish different odors, which is important for sniffing out food, avoiding predators, and finding mates, depends on the number and type olfactory receptors found in an organism's genome. In a study published this week in Genome Research, researchers examined the olfactory receptor (OR) repertoire encoded in 13 mammalian species and found that African elephants have the largest number...

2014-07-08 23:01:17

Fumairx permanently eliminates offensive odors molecularly using a blend of non-toxic natural ingredients so no nose will ever know there was ever a stench. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Buying a home, selling a car or using a public bathroom - smell matters. It turns out sense of smell is basic but its warnings can be lethal whether its smoke, bad meat or polluted water smell influences all our buying decisions. In fact, surveys on reactions to odors show olfactory likes and...

Exhaust Fumes Derail Dinner For Hungry Moths
2014-06-27 03:34:54

Sandra Hines, University of Washington Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong, University of Washington and University of Arizona researchers have found that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers. When the calories from one feeding of a flower gets you only 15 minutes of flight, as is...

food aroma molecules
2014-06-27 04:46:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sense of smell in humans has undergone many permutations as we have traveled through evolutionary time. It was once believed that each successive version of our olfactory ability was weaker than the last. Scientists claimed as our sense of sight became ever greater and required more of our energy, our sense of smell suffered. They cited the gradual reduction of our noses paired with the movement of our eyes closer to the middle of...

Faces Are More Attractive When Ambient Odors Are Pleasant: Study
2014-05-30 14:16:54

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Unilever, the multinational corporation behind such personal care products as Axe body spray, Dove soap and Surf laundry detergents, has funded a research study conducted by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA. In the study, it was determined that a subject was deemed more or less attractive dependent upon the quality of the ambient odor. The study actually tested two hypotheses in relation to the relative...

2014-04-25 23:04:24

Body Mint is now providing Body Mint Sport, a chlorophyll supplement that fights strong odors throughout the body for athletes. Oahu, HI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Athletes at all levels are some of the most active people around, and this activity often produces some of the worst body odors. For athletes on the go there is good news now that Body Mint USA has introduced Body Mint Sport. Body Mint USA is the maker of the popular Body Mint all-natural odor fighting supplement that works to...


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Nose
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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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