Latest Olfactory system Stories
How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties?
How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain is evidence that nature can achieve this. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have now taken a step closer to solving this mystery.
Recent research has shown that Alzheimer's drugs, which are in clinical trials still, have adverse side effects.
Alzheimer's disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects.
Fruit flies don't have noses, but a huge part of their brains is dedicated to processing smells.
The problem in biology of how to identify the promoters of olfactory receptor genes (>1000 genes) has remained unsolved due to the difficulty of purifying sufficient material from the olfactory epithelium.
Banana, mango or apricot - telling these smells apart is no problem for the human nose.
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.
One of the earliest known impairments caused by Alzheimer's disease - loss of sense of smell – can be restored by removing a plaque-forming protein in a mouse model of the disease.
In a new study scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that the sense of smell can be improved.
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