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Suckling is commonly perceived as a natural and instinctive behaviour of newborns.
Following an article about new research claiming to discover that some internal organs may be able to smell and drink foods, Yumi Media releases a statement. Bohemia,
A new study has shown that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose.
Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P, board-certified neurologist and nationally recognized smell and taste expert, is featured in an educational program, “Power of Scent” that is currently airing on
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.
Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.
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.
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.
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.