Latest Olfaction Stories
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.
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”.
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.
When it comes to the circuits that make up the olfactory system, it seems that less is more.
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).
The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile processes that inform us about the environment.
New research claims that dogs are able to reliably detect early lung cancer by sniffing samples of patients' breath.
When are our adult food preferences formed? According to new research they are ingrained in us very early in the womb.
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.
LONG GROVE, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OMI Industries, the makers of Fresh WaveÂ® 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 proprietary blend of...
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...