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2013-06-19 14:33:47

It takes as few as 25 brain cells for a fly to characterize and distinguish among odors Behind the common expression "you can't compare apples to oranges" lies a fundamental question of neuroscience: How does the brain recognize that apples and oranges are different? A group of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has published new research that provides some answers. In the fruit fly, the ability to distinguish smells lies in a region of the brain called the mushroom...

Strawberry Aroma Under The Microscope
2013-05-14 04:21:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s easy enough to simply recognize that something smells like a strawberry, but it´s much more difficult to understand why something smells that way. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (TUM) set out to get to the bottom of the strawberry smell in order to understand a little more about scents and how our brains understand which scent and taste belong to which foods....

2013-05-13 23:25:49

A new How to Remove Smoke Smell from the House Tips report has been published by SmellsBeGone.com, the leading provider of natural odor eliminating products for the home and office recently announced. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 A new How to Remove Smoke Smell from the House Tips report has been published by SmellsBeGone.com, the leading provider of natural odor eliminating products for the home and office recently announced. The new report contains helpful information for those who want to know...

2013-05-09 23:02:52

Bloomington office space owner JGM Properties announces scent-diffusion specialists, tenant Sensory-Scents, LLC occupying an office space in the 10740 Lyndale Avenue South office building in Bloomington, MN, is now offering no cost installation for all of their products. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Sensory-Scents provides cutting-edge scent diffusion products, signature scents, odor elimination, and natural fragrances for scenting. They utilize natural green products, essential...

Androids Detect Bad Breath, Smelly Feet
2013-05-09 05:00:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Japanese researchers have created two new automatons — a female humanoid and a dog robot — that alert those suffering from smelly body odor or bad breath, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported this week. The female robot, dubbed Kaori, resembles a woman's head and measures the operator's breath, declaring an "emergency" if it registers in the worst category. The dog robot, Shuntaro, growls when it detects stinky feet....

Single Olfactory Gene Helps Mice Detect Predators
2013-04-30 08:47:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dogs can hear sounds at higher frequencies. Bats can ℠see´ with sonar although their eyes are practically useless. And, apparently, the mouse can smell a predator´s urine from a mile away. Each of these traits has played an important role in the evolution of each animal. But what is especially amazing with regard to mice and their olfactory receptors is their ability to sense a threat may be determined by only...

2013-04-29 20:50:00

Neurons in the nose could be the key to early, fast, and accurate diagnosis, says a TAU researcher A debilitating mental illness, schizophrenia can be difficult to diagnose. Because physiological evidence confirming the disease can only be gathered from the brain during an autopsy, mental health professionals have had to rely on a battery of psychological evaluations to diagnose their patients. Now, Dr. Noam Shomron and Prof. Ruth Navon of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of...

2013-04-23 12:48:57

University of Texas Health Science Center study suggests inflammation's role in the development of the disease Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person's ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement. What starts out as a tremor in a finger will eventually lead to difficulty in writing and speaking, and ultimately the inability to walk without assistance. Since the 1950s research has shown that people with Parkinson's have decreased levels...

2013-04-22 23:02:37

Body Mint, a unique deodorant product from Hawaiian Organics, LLC, has unveiled a new product for targeting feminine odors with Body Mint Lady made for women. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Body Mint announces their new product Body Mint Lady. Body Mint Lady is an innovative product in coated pill form that targets feminine odors all over the body. The product is made from healthy, green ingredients and most significantly it contains no harsh chemicals. Body Mint Lady targets...

2013-04-20 23:00:09

Suckling is commonly perceived as a natural and instinctive behaviour of newborns. A new study has found, however, that it is in fact a learned behaviour, based on the newborn´s memory of the mother´s scent — a finding which has amazed researchers and professionals alike, including the developers of Ultimate Memory Software. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 A new study conducted on mice has yielded astounding results, showing that certain “instinctive”...


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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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