Latest Olfactory system Stories
In the moments before you “stop and smell the roses,” it’s likely your brain is already preparing your sensory system for that familiar floral smell.
A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors.
When it comes to the circuits that make up the olfactory system, it seems that less is more.
Olfactory Biosciences Corp. formed a new subsidiary with Incredible Scents, Inc. (ISI), called BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, INC., to manufacture and distribute a new advanced line of NOXO Wellness products in combination with ISIâ€™s popular enhanced nasal delivery system.
Most patients who have a reduced ability to smell or detect odors seem to attach less importance to the sense of smell in their daily lives than people with a normal olfactory function.
Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth.
NIH-funded scientists report findings on olfactory clues to Alzheimer's disease, the sweet taste of anticipation, and the impact of autoimmune diseases on taste during research meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous systemâ€™s response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebratesâ€”including humansâ€”to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry.
New research details how neurons decide how to transmit information.
Researchers seeking to unravel the most ancient yet least understood of the five senses â€“ smell â€“ have discovered a previously unknown step in how odors are detected and processed by the brain.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.