Latest Olfaction Stories
Impaired ability to detect odors and irritants 2 years after buildings' collapse.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have found a specific chemical compound secreted by many predators that makes mice behave fearfully.
WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) published a report on May 12, 2010 entitled "Not So Sexy - The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance" which includes alarmist phrases such as: "can trigger allergic reactions," "disrupt hormones," "end up inside people's bodies." The Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA) says the reality is that fragrances are safe.
Males generate new brain cells and form memories leading to positive relationships.
Researchers in the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, have discovered that the fruit fly has a native odorant receptor that detects the silkworm mothâ€™s sex pheromone, and that itâ€™s â€œamazingly more sensitiveâ€ than the mothâ€™s odorant receptor.
Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation.
An ongoing study by Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre, a graduate student from the University of Montreal Department of Psychology, has debunked the myth that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted.
Specific odors that represent food or indicate danger are capable of altering an animal's lifespan and physiological profile by activating a small number of highly specialized sensory neurons.
Scientists have 'trained' an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just like a human would perceive them â€“ turning the popular notion that smell is completely personal and culture-specific on its head.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), where very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body to elicit beneficial therapeutic responses, may be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from persistent post- viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD).
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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