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2011-08-18 12:10:00

New research claims that dogs are able to reliably detect early lung cancer by sniffing samples of patients' breath. The researchers found that trained animals correctly identified 71 percent of people who had the disease and correctly dismissed 93 percent of those who were healthy. According to the study, the dogs were able to distinguish between people who had tumors and those who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is a separate condition also linked to smoking. Scientists...

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2011-08-10 10:10:00

When are our adult food preferences formed? According to new research they are ingrained in us very early in the womb. New research by the Monell Chemical Senses Center finds that mothers can influence a baby's palate and food memories before it is born by introducing foods to her unborn child. In the womb, the baby is surrounded and nourished on the amniotic fluid, which is filled with the flavors of what the mom has eaten. "Things like vanilla, carrot, garlic, anise, mint -- these are some...

2011-07-26 21:10:15

Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors. Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.  The research was led by professor A. T. Charlie Johnson, postdoctoral fellow Brett R. Goldsmith...

2011-07-26 10:00:00

LONG GROVE, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OMI Industries, the makers of Fresh Wave® natural odor eliminators, announced today that Fresh Wave products will return to the locker room for another season as the "official deodorizer" of the Chicago Blackhawks, benching odors indefinitely. For the second straight year, Fresh Wave products will skate on the same line as the Blackhawks' equipment management team to attack locker room, uniform and gear odors using a...

2011-07-25 00:00:28

Aerisa, the leader in applying cold plasma technology to eliminate the odors commonly causing nuisance odor complaints like H2S, Ammonia, and Mercaptans has aligned with the leading sales firm in the Ohio Valley; BissNuss, Inc to serve Waste Water Treatment Plants. Aerisa's green odor control technology uses 1/6 the energy and costs on average 1/8th the cost of traditional odor control products. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 PEP Aerisa has signed BissNuss Inc (http://www.bissnussinc.com/)...

2011-07-25 00:00:28

Aerisa signs Miscowater as exclusive sales representatives in the southwest market. Aerisa's green technology uses charged ions to clean the air of odors that are common nuisance complaints like H2S, Ammonia, and mercaptan odors. This green technology has low O&M, 1/6 the energy consumption and is approximately 1/10th the cost of traditional odor removal products. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 PEP Aerisa has signed MISCOwater (http://www.miscowater.com ) as their exclusive sales...

2011-07-01 12:47:38

Pheromone preference, and the initiation of a complex programmed sexual behavior, is determined by the specificity of a single sex pheromone receptor protein expressed in a population of olfactory receptor neurons in the silkmoth (Bombyx mori). The study, which will be published on June 30th in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, provides the first direct proof of the long-held belief that the control of sexual behavior in male moths originates in the chemical specificity of the pheromone...

2011-06-29 12:33:01

Rodent olfaction and the chemistry of instinct The mechanics of instinctive behavior are mysterious. Even something as simple as the question of how a mouse can use its powerful sense of smell to detect and evade predators, including species it has never met before, has been almost totally unknown at the molecular level until now. David Ferrero and Stephen Liberles, neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School, have discovered a single compound found in high concentrations in the urine of...

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2011-06-15 14:10:00

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego conducted research alongside Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology to develop a compact device that distributes odor while watching television. The researchers said television programs are designed to trigger your emotions and your mind through the senses of sound and sight, and wanted to add smell to its repertoire. "For example, if people are eating pizza, the viewer smells pizza coming from a TV or cell phone," Sungho Jin,...

2011-06-01 12:44:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RIFM's latest group summary, A Safety Assessment of Saturated Branched Chain Alcohols when used as Fragrance Ingredients, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, Vol. 48, Supplement 4, July 2010 is now available from the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) web site at http://www.rifm.org/publications-details.php?id=25. Paper copies are available by e-mailing rifm@rifm.org. (Logo:...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.