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Origins Of Our Smell Cells Pinpointed By Scientists
2013-03-26 08:09:14

Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have identified the origin of olfactory nerve cells, finding that neural-crest stem cells – multipotent, migratory cells unique to vertebrates that give rise to many structures in the body – play a key role in building olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Impulsive Eating Triggered By Neural Pathway
2013-03-01 04:41:35

The discovery of a neural pathway in the brain of an insect that has been linked to pleasure eating could shed new light on the impulsive consumption of food by men and women, claim researchers from one US university.

Mosquitoes Become Less Repelled By DEET After First Exposure
2013-02-21 15:11:59

The insect repellant DEET has been widely used to keep mosquitoes away and has been invaluable in countries affected by outbreaks of disease such as malaria and dengue fever, both transmitted by the annoying pest.

2013-02-20 23:04:28

Effective Environmental Services and Clifford Woods offer the benefits of the relaunch of odor control product to knock down odors and reduce environmental impact in a non-polluting way.

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.

Insects Spend A Lot Of Time Grooming
2013-02-05 04:30:20

A new study shows like self-absorbed teenagers, insects spend a lot of time grooming. This grooming, specifically antennal cleaning, is a common function of insects that removes both environmental pollutants and chemicals produced by the insects themselves.


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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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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