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Turning Off The Cold: Neuroscientists Remove Chilly Protein From Skin
2013-02-13 07:59:08

Are you tired of being cold all the time? Do you wish you could turn the cold off at the push of a button? Well neuroscientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) may have some good news for you.

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.

Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors’ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules.

2012-12-12 23:22:01

When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch.

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

2012-12-02 05:04:43

EverydayFamily.com Celebrates Inaugural National Day of Giving by Hosting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society I CARE Pledge Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November

Dogs Inspire New Electronic Nose
2012-11-20 14:42:58

A dog’s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human’s nose. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine’s.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.