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2011-12-01 01:20:45

One of the earliest known impairments caused by Alzheimer's disease - loss of sense of smell – can be restored by removing a plaque-forming protein in a mouse model of the disease.

2011-11-21 09:17:30

In a new study scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that the sense of smell can be improved.

2011-11-17 00:00:00

Green Chem Direct's New Pet Safe Odor Control and Cleaner is a safe and effective biological odor neutralizer through natural enzyme activity.

2011-11-11 18:29:03

The olfactory sensory neurons in the nasal mucosa perceive the myriad smells in the air with the aid of odorant receptors.

2011-10-19 19:18:59

Motherhood is associated with the acquisition of a host of new behaviors that must be driven, at least in part, by alterations in brain function.

2011-10-07 11:33:39

In the moments before you “stop and smell the roses,” it’s likely your brain is already preparing your sensory system for that familiar floral smell.

2011-09-28 09:21:34

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors.

2011-09-23 21:45:00

Pure Environmental Solutions, a Virginia-based company with operations throughout the United States, offers a suite of environmentally-friendly services to help businesses and consumers deal with

Image 1 - Smells May Help Birds Find Home And Avoid Inbreeding
2011-09-22 03:50:46

Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers previously thought, contend scholars who have found that penguins may use smell to determine if they are related to a potential mate.


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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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.