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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.

Excessive Body Odor May Be Caused By Genetic Disorder
2011-09-15 08:40:57

Researchers from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia are reporting that people with unexplained body odor issues may be suffering from a metabolic disorder, trimethylaminuria (TMAU) or “fish-odor syndrome”.

Study: Humans Are Wired To Respond To Animals
2011-09-12 09:11:59

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology found in a new study that an area of your brain is hard-wired to respond to animals, whether they are cute and fluffy or ugly and threatening.

2011-09-07 19:29:44

When it comes to the circuits that make up the olfactory system, it seems that less is more.

2011-08-31 20:14:41

Scientists from the Monell Center report that approximately one third of patients with unexplained body malodor production test positive for the metabolic disorder trimethylaminuria (TMAU).

2011-08-29 20:39:55

The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile processes that inform us about the environment.


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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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.