Latest Olfactory system Stories
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.
In a study to be published in Nature, Stanford researchers describe a new technique that makes it possible to map long-distance nerve connections in the brain.
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) shows that the contribution of odorant receptors (ORs) to olfactory response in mammals is much more complex than previously thought, with important consequences for odorant encoding and information transfer about odorants to the brain.
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A team co-led by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shed light -- literally -- on circuitry underlying the olfactory system in mammals, giving us a new view of how that system may pull off some of its most amazing feats.
Harvard University neurobiologists have created mice that can "smell" light, providing a potent new tool that could help researchers better understand the neural basis of olfaction.
It now appears that the malaria mosquito needs more than one family of odor sensors to sniff out its human prey.
Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems.
New research, published in the journal Development, by Dr. Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, professor of Pharmacology & Physiology and director of the newly formed GW Institute for Neuroscience, and his colleagues have identified the stem cells that generate three critical classes of nerve cells â€“ olfactory receptors (ORNs), vomeronasal (VRNs) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons â€“ that are responsible for enabling animals and humans, to eat, interact socially and reproduce.
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