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2015-04-24 23:03:47

Many people have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. This is usually called having sensory integration difficulties such as those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

2015-04-21 08:32:21

ALBANY, N.Y., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists led by University at Albany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block, have demonstrated

smells
2015-03-09 15:45:06

In a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a type of neuron that appears to help tune, amplify and dampen neuronal responses to chemosensory inputs from the nasal cavity.

2015-01-22 23:07:08

Olfactory Biosciences is just in time to deliver affordable non-prescription natural medicines that are topically applied, so that the consumer can have self-help for most common conditions.

Elderly man's face over white background
2014-10-04 06:09:08

Studies have found many predictors of death in the elderly, including broken hips, love handles and nocturia. For older adults, a loss of smell is also a strong predictor of death within five years, according to University of Chicago researchers.

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.

african elephants
2014-07-25 02:00:22

In a study published this week in Genome Research, researchers examined the olfactory receptor (OR) repertoire encoded in 13 mammalian species and found that African elephants have the largest number of OR genes ever characterized.

2014-07-08 11:11:21

A spinal mass was identified in a young woman with complete spinal cord injury 8 years after she had undergone implantation of olfactory mucosal cells in the hopes of regaining sensory and motor function.

food aroma molecules
2014-06-27 04:46:18

Scientists from the Technische Universität München and the German Research Center for Food Chemistry performed a meta-analysis on the odorant patterns of 227 different food samples to try and understand why and how a certain food smells the way it does.

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.


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