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Diabetes, Body Odor And Deer Hunting
2014-03-18 05:21:38

A deer hunter's worst enemy is body odor because it alerts prey animals that a predator is near. The science behind suppressing body odor to give hunters an edge, however, could help researchers develop a life-saving device for diabetes patients.

2014-03-07 23:23:50

The iScent is a state-of-the-art scenting solution that can be operated as a standalone unit or be tied into a computer controlled time release system.

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday.

The tent-making bat Uroderma bilobatum
2014-03-04 05:07:25

While scientists know that a superfamily of genes inside olfactory receptors is responsible for our sense of smell – we still don’t know the mechanism behind the interpretation of odor molecules into a particular smell.

Female Goats Go GaGa Over Males’ Hairy Head Stench
2014-02-28 13:56:36

Most goats have a certain unpleasant odor that does a number on the olfactory system of any passing humans. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology has identified a chemical released...

2014-02-14 23:03:21

Air Purifiers Direct 2U LLC announces a new addition to their lineup called the OdorGuard.

Earwax Can Say A Lot About You
2014-02-13 07:34:46

The odor-producing chemical compounds found in a person’s earwax could help determine that individual’s ethnic origins, scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia report in a recent edition of the Journal of Chromatography B.

Fruit Flies Are Relentless Party Crashers
2014-02-05 13:30:09

That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that’s been described for the first time by researchers at the University of Washington.

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

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.

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


Latest Olfaction Reference Libraries

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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