Latest Olfactory bulb Stories
For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death.
To accommodate a lifetime of scents and aromas, mammals have hundreds of genes that each produce a different odorant receptor.
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.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting a person's ability to coordinate and control their muscle movement.
More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered a mechanism that provides feedback from our nose to our brain.
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.
Neurons come in an astounding assortment of shapes and sizes, forming a thick inter-connected jungle of cells.
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.
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.
Alzheimer's disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.