Latest Olfactory receptor neuron Stories
University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have discovered a genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors, providing hope for new therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age.
A team co-led by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shed light -- literally -- on circuitry underlying the olfactory system in mammals, giving us a new view of how that system may pull off some of its most amazing feats.
Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems.
Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation.
New research provides valuable insight into the molecular mechanisms that allow experience to influence behavior.