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2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright scent is distinguishable from its relatives. These fruits smell similar because they share many chemical compounds. How, then does the brain tell them apart? How does the brain remember a complex and often overlapping chemical signature as a particular scent? Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are using the fruit fly to discover how the...

2013-10-17 23:30:12

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoneix, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural clay body care manufacture Zion Health, use nutrient rich detox clay for natural sweat and odor control....

2013-10-08 23:25:42

Star brite MDG Mold/Mildew Odor Control Bags Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Water damage that results in mildew is one thing in common with storms. Hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rainstorms and tornadoes all leave huge amounts of water in their wake, which soon results in mildew, mold and moldy odor. In addition to foul smells, there are health issues to be considered with mold, especially for people with respiratory problems. Star brite’s new MDG Mold/Mildew Odor...

Brain Cell Neurons Tell Us If We Like Or Dislike Smells
2013-10-08 06:38:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some smells are instantly attractive to us. For example, think of the smell of baking bread. With no other cues, visual or tactile, that smell can draw you into the nearest bakery. In contrast, some smells -- like fresh fish -- are not that appealing, unless perhaps you haven't eaten in three days. For scientists who are trying to address the increasingly acute problem of obesity, the question of how this works and what underlying...

2013-10-05 23:02:10

Fragrance-free Odor Eliminating sprays, which have quickly become some of Smells Begone’s flagship products, are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official online store for bio-degradable air freshener company, Smells BeGone. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 Fragrance Free Odor Eliminating sprays, which have quickly become some of Smells Begone’s flagship products, are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official online store for bio-degradable air freshener company,...

2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

[ Watch the Video: UC Riverside Research Team Identifies DEET Receptors ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant. While experts have long known that bugs are repelled by DEET (also known as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), UC-Riverside associate professor of...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...

2013-09-24 23:37:04

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Staff of Life Natural Food Market in Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that local, Santa Cruz natural food market Staff of Life now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural body care manufacture Zion Health, use calcium montmorillonite clay for...

2013-09-23 10:29:59

'Odor is a means of chemical communication between mother and child' -- Johannes Frasnelli, University of Montreal What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the first time, an international team of researchers has found evidence of this phenomenon in the neural networks associated with reward. "The olfactory -- thus...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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