Latest Olfaction Stories
A key feature of human and animal brains is that they are adaptive; they are able to change their structure and function based on input from the environment and on the potential associations, or consequences, of that input.
A significant obstacle to progress in understanding psychiatric disorders is the difficulty in obtaining living brain tissue for study so that disease processes can be studied directly.
Fruit flies don't have noses, but a huge part of their brains is dedicated to processing smells.
There is an increasing trend towards nimbyism – people welcome developments in principle, so long as they are “not in my back yard”.
The problem in biology of how to identify the promoters of olfactory receptor genes (>1000 genes) has remained unsolved due to the difficulty of purifying sufficient material from the olfactory epithelium.
Differences in the temporal lobes and olfactory bulbs also suggest a combined use of brain functions related to cognition and olfaction.
Banana, mango or apricot - telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose.
University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have discovered a genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors, providing hope for new therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age.
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 meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec