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2010-12-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalls Studio is pleased to announce Olfactory Inkblot_3, an Olfactory Meditation on the World Olfactory Social Sculpture World Sensorium led by artist Gayil Nalls. The Olfactory Meditation will take place Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 4:00pm at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, (Building C) 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. This is the third Olfactory Inkblot of an ongoing series, interactive works that encourage participants...

2010-12-01 15:48:54

Odors in womb sensitize fetus to smells, alters brain development A major new study shows that a pregnant mother's diet not only sensitizes the fetus to those smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain directly impacting what the infant eats and drinks in the future. "This highlights the importance of eating a healthy diet and refraining from drinking alcohol during pregnancy and nursing," said Josephine Todrank, PhD, who conducted the two-year study while a visiting scientist at...

2010-11-15 12:45:30

With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell. They are reporting the first identification of an ingredient in cilantro that quashes the notoriously foul odor of chitlins "” a smell known to drive people from the house when chitlins are cooking. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food...

2010-11-01 15:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience and SentiSearch, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSRC) have entered into a two-year research agreement to cooperate in the identification of new molecules targeting odorant receptors in insects. The aim of this collaboration, which also involves arrangements with Columbia University and Rockefeller University, is to develop innovative solutions to improve control of malaria and dengue fever in countries...

2010-10-26 06:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNeutral Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BONU), a specialty chemical technology-based life science company, announced today that it has completed successful testing of its AutoNeutral(TM) products with Visconti Limousines Inc., the established leader in premier motorcoach transportation in New York State's Hudson Valley and the northeastern United States. Visconti Limousines has established BioNeutral as a preferred vendor of choice. Frederick...

2010-10-25 16:22:49

A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) shows that the contribution of odorant receptors (ORs) to olfactory response in mammals is much more complex than previously thought, with important consequences for odorant encoding and information transfer about odorants to the brain. The study appears online on October 25 (www.jgp.org). ORs, which provide a system for mammals to discriminate between many different odors, form a large, diverse group of G protein"“coupled receptors...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

NOXO Study Boostâ“ž¢ and NOXO Memory Enhancerâ“ž¢ are important, safe and effective alternatives for users of illegal and non prescribed amphetamines (Adderall). Beyond the serious the health and legal consequences of the Class II controlled drug is the ethical debate surrounding Adderall's devaluation of the college experience and the lack of knowledge of the drug's short and long-term effects including schizophrenia. Wynnewood, PA...

2010-10-18 21:45:25

'Sister' mitral cells may broadcast 2 distinct channels of information on odors to the cortex A team co-led by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shed light -- literally -- on circuitry underlying the olfactory system in mammals, giving us a new view of how that system may pull off some of its most amazing feats. It has long been known from behavioral experiments that rodents, for instance, can tell the difference between two quite similar odors in a single sniff. But...

2010-10-18 13:35:19

Harvard University neurobiologists have created mice that can "smell" light, providing a potent new tool that could help researchers better understand the neural basis of olfaction. The work, described this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has implications for the future study of smell and of complex perception systems that do not lend themselves to easy study with traditional methods. "It makes intuitive sense to use odors to study smell," says Venkatesh N. Murthy, professor of...

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2010-10-08 12:30:00

Solomon's lily imitates a yeasty odor to lure vinegar flies into a trap Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have solved a case of fraud that has been pending for 40 million years. Arum palaestinum, also called the Solomon's lily, attracts drosophilids (vinegar flies) as pollinators by emitting odor molecules that resemble those produced during alcoholic fermentation of rotting fruit initiated by yeast. The plant accomplishes the illusion of yeast...


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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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