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Lab Rats Can Fine-tune Their Sense Of Smell
2012-10-31 11:23:10

A new study by University of Chicago researchers showed that some animals are able to focus their sense of smell in much the same way that humans can focus their vision.

Newborn Mice Rely On Mother's Odor For Breastfeeding
2012-10-05 13:52:58

Sometimes, not finding what you are looking for can lead to even more interesting avenues of research. That is what a recent international research team found out when they were searching for a pheromone trigger for newborn infant suckling responses in mice.

2012-09-19 16:18:31

A new study of the sense of smell lends support to a controversial theory of olfaction: Our noses can distinguish both the shape and the vibrational characteristics of odorant molecules.

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2012-09-11 23:08:29

Researchers have long known that ants live in some of the most complex social structures of any animal.

Sense Of Smell In Mice Restored From Gene Therapy
2012-09-07 14:10:09

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that restoring tiny, hair-like structures to defective cells in the olfactory system of mice is enough to restore a lost sense of smell.

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2012-09-04 19:01:38

Scientists have finally confirmed what most have already known for generations and generations, men and women see things differently.

Sense Of Smell Restored With Gene Therapy
2012-09-03 05:40:16

Individuals who were not born with an olfactory sense, or who lost the ability to smell due to a disease, could someday once again take in the sweet smells all around them courtesy of new research from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Electronic Nose Prototype Can Sniff Out Harmful Substances
2012-08-23 07:55:23

Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a local company to develop an "electronic nose" prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful substances.

Gene Mutation In Male Moth Allows It To Detect Female Even When Scent Is Altered
2012-08-15 13:54:51

Because of a single gene mutation on the antenna of a male moth, he is able to receive a female moth’s Hail Mary pheromone pass from end zone-to-end zone even if she were to alter its scent.

What’s That Smell? Space of Course!
2012-07-23 14:53:15

While most of us on Earth are more curious about what it’s like working in an environment without gravity, a new curious element of the abyss has risen up. What is that smell?


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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.