Latest Olfaction Stories
Solomon's lily imitates a yeasty odor to lure vinegar flies into a trap.
By following the "nose" of fruit flies, Yale scientists are on the trail of new insect repellents that may reduce the spread of infectious disease and damage to agricultural crops.
BARRINGTON, Ill., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of a new football season at Soldier Field has never smelled so sweet. OMI Industries, manufacturers of the Fresh Wave brand, announced today that they have signed on as a sponsor to the 2010-2011 Chicago Bears football season.
Our cerebral cortex, or pallium, is a big part of what makes us human: art, literature and science would not exist had this most fascinating part of our brain not emerged in some less intelligent ancestor in prehistoric times.
It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey.
Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems.
The process for putting the smell that sells into thousands of consumer products is much like composing a symphony.
Whether a fish likes to hunt down its food or wait for dinner to arrive is linked to the composition of its brain, a University of Guelph researcher has revealed.
New research, published in the journal Development, by Dr. Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, professor of Pharmacology & Physiology and director of the newly formed GW Institute for Neuroscience, and his colleagues have identified the stem cells that generate three critical classes of nerve cells â€“ olfactory receptors (ORNs), vomeronasal (VRNs) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons â€“ that are responsible for enabling animals and humans, to eat, interact socially and reproduce.
It's no secret that sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean, right to their next meal.
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 slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.