Latest Olfactory receptor Stories
Environmental stimuli often trigger our sense of smell before we exhibit any other response. Smells trigger neurons in our brains that alert us to take action, but there is often more than one odor in our environments at any given time.
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.
In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours.
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.
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A new study has shown that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose.
Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.
The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors’ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules.
Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.
A new study of the sense of smell lends support to a controversial theory of olfaction: Our noses can distinguish both the shape and the vibrational characteristics of odorant molecules.
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