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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.

2013-04-09 23:04:36

Following an article about new research claiming to discover that some internal organs may be able to smell and drink foods, Yumi Media releases a statement. Bohemia,

Origins Of Our Smell Cells Pinpointed By Scientists
2013-03-26 08:09:14

Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have identified the origin of olfactory nerve cells, finding that neural-crest stem cells – multipotent, migratory cells unique to vertebrates that give rise to many structures in the body – play a key role in building olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.

2013-03-20 10:31:54

Sexually naïve male mice respond differently to the chemical signals emitted by newborn pups than males that have mated and lived with pregnant females.

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

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.

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.

How Flies Avoid Rotten Food
2012-12-07 07:23:29

Eating spoiled food can be fatal as it allows bacterial pathogens to enter the digestive system. One of the main tasks of the sense of smell is to detect signs of decay, allowing us and other animals to avoid such food poisoning.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.


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  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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