Latest Olfaction Stories
Most patients who have a reduced ability to smell or detect odors seem to attach less importance to the sense of smell in their daily lives than people with a normal olfactory function.
Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth.
An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity.
Birds are known in present time more for their vision and hearing than their sense of smell, however, a new study reveals that millions of years ago, their ancestors had a better sense for scents.
Odor from Garbage and Pets Among the Most Offensive Bloomington, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 Call them â€œAmericaâ€™s Most Unwanted.â€ Theyâ€™ve been known to hold entire households hostage, causing shortness of breath, nausea and panic in their victims.
NIH-funded scientists report findings on olfactory clues to Alzheimer's disease, the sweet taste of anticipation, and the impact of autoimmune diseases on taste during research meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Following years of futile attempts, new research from the Monell Center demonstrates that living human taste cells can be maintained in culture for at least seven months.
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous systemâ€™s response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebratesâ€”including humansâ€”to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry.
New research details how neurons decide how to transmit information.
Researchers seeking to unravel the most ancient yet least understood of the five senses â€“ smell â€“ have discovered a previously unknown step in how odors are detected and processed by the brain.
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 transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.