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How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

Frontiers New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive to a particular substance. In many insects, for example the honeybee, sensilla are found on the mouthparts, antenna and the...

2014-01-27 23:01:40

Stinky Feet No More: Only Goodness Inside Announces Revolutionary All-Natural Foot Deodorant: My Goodness Foot Deodorant Proven to Provide Long Lasting Odor Control Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Only Goodness Inside is proud to announce their revolutionary foot deodorant: My Goodness Foot Deodorant. This innovative, all-natural, and specially formulated deodorant is equipped with extra absorbing and drying powers. The ingredients also promote good health and the absolute best...

2014-01-24 11:21:52

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food. As food smell almost always is detected before taste, the findings identify one of the first sensory qualities that signals whether a food contains fat. Innovative methods using odor to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake. "The human sense of smell is far better at guiding us through our everyday lives than we give...

2014-01-21 12:26:45

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suppose while shopping for a perfume at a retail store, a consumer samples a series of perfumes using scent strips provided by the store. Would this consumer's final choice of perfume be influenced by the colors of the scent strips or the smells of the sampled perfumes? Furthermore, would the order in which the perfumes are sampled influence choice? That is, when the sampled perfumes have similar versus dissimilar smells (or when the...

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...

2014-01-09 23:01:22

Known across the counter-culture industry as a widely-acclaimed odor-eliminating company, Kushley is a brand that designed its product specifically around patients who use marijuana as an alternative medicine - cancer patients. As part of a marketing campaign to reach out to more alternative treatment patients, Kushley has teamed up with none other than the Medical Cannabis Network. (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Kushley is a brand of pure and organic odor-eliminating products such as topical...

Odor Receptors Found In Lungs
2014-01-03 10:22:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology has revealed that odor receptors aren’t just found in the nose – they also line the lungs as well. However, instead of being used to detect the aroma of blueberry cobbler or a succulent roasting chicken, the odor receptors in the lungs trigger a response designed to protect the airways. “We forget,” said study author Yehuda Ben-Shahar,...

2013-12-24 23:02:39

Leading Industrial Strength Air Freshener Manufacturer Punati recently relaunched their website. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 Leading Industrial Strength Air Freshener Manufacturer Punati recently relaunched their website. Along with a modern design and improved navigation, the site makes it easy for corporate buyers who are looking for private labeled odor eliminating solutions to contact Punati. Punati is most well known for their Smells BeGone brand, the first air freshener...

Genetics Play A Large Part In Olfaction
2013-12-14 05:33:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People react differently to the same smells. Something that smells wonderful to you could be offensive to your friend, but why this is so has been a mystery. The answer could lie in your genetic makeup, says a research team from Duke University. Their findings, published in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, reveal that a difference at the smallest level of DNA — one amino acid on one gene — determines whether or not...

Fear Odor Reaction
2013-12-13 08:45:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists at Rutgers University have discovered that fear reactions can occur in the olfactory system, even before the brain has had an opportunity to interpret and associate a particular odor with trouble. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, John McGann, associate professor of behavioral and systems neuroscience at Rutgers and colleagues, report that neurons in the noses of laboratory animals reacted ...


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Nose
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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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.