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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.
Popular zinc-based nasal gels and sprays sold over-the-counter as common cold remedies are ineffective, and can even cause the loss of smell.
Impaired ability to detect odors and irritants 2 years after buildings' collapse.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have found a specific chemical compound secreted by many predators that makes mice behave fearfully.
Whether different odors can be quickly distinguished depends on certain synapses in the brain that inhibit nerve stimulation.
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