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Latest Olfactory bulb Stories

2014-08-04 12:52:44

For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death.

2014-04-11 10:16:28

To accommodate a lifetime of scents and aromas, mammals have hundreds of genes that each produce a different odorant receptor.

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

Researchers now say the ability of mice to detect threats may be determined by a single olfactory gene that allows them to detects things like the urine of an nearby predator.

2013-04-23 12:48:57

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person's ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement.

Understanding The Nose
2012-12-19 18:59:17

More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered a mechanism that provides feedback from our nose to our brain.

Hawk Moths Learn To Use Brain To Find Alternative Food Sources
2012-12-07 13:38:08

When their favorite food isn’t readily available, hawk moths are able to switch to a different olfactory ‘channel’ in their brain, enabling them to learn how to find alternative nectar sources.

2012-06-21 23:39:19

Neurons come in an astounding assortment of shapes and sizes, forming a thick inter-connected jungle of cells.

2012-05-24 20:12:28

Research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the human olfactory bulb - a structure in the brain that processes sensory input from the nose - differs from that of other mammals in that no new neurons are formed in this area after birth.

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works.

2012-02-20 12:56:23

Alzheimer's disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects.


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