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Latest Olfactory system Stories

2011-12-01 01:20:45

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.

2011-11-21 09:17:30

In a new study scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that the sense of smell can be improved.

2011-10-07 11:33:39

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.

2011-09-28 09:21:34

A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors.

2011-09-07 19:29:44

When it comes to the circuits that make up the olfactory system, it seems that less is more.

2011-05-13 00:00:28

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 ISI’s popular enhanced nasal delivery system.

2011-04-18 21:27:05

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.

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2011-04-17 07:39:46

Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth.

2011-04-07 12:53:16

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.

2011-03-31 22:45:25

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system’s response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebrates—including humans—to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).