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2014-05-21 13:49:42

Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.

taste test longevity
2014-05-20 05:30:02

How food tastes can influence healthy habits by encouraging or discouraging us from eating certain foods, but can taste do more? According to two new studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, taste may play a role in our longevity as well.

2014-04-24 08:25:01

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Blowing Bubbles Just Went High-Tech With Images And Scents
2014-04-24 08:39:02

Surely everyone remembers blowing bubbles as a child, one of the simplest forms of pleasure for kids everywhere. Even today, the stressors of modern technology can seem so distant when in the presence of simple, spherical pockets of soapy air.

2014-04-07 16:23:02

In a study published in the April 6 online edition of the journal Nature, a team of Columbia University Medical Center researchers led by Ellen Lumpkin, PhD, associate professor of somatosensory biology, solve an age-old mystery of touch: how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures.

2014-04-07 16:00:28

A study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has helped solve a long-standing mystery about the sense of touch.

A Collage Of Senses Help Sharks Hunt For Food: Study
2014-04-07 11:22:28

Sharks are highly-evolved killing machines and a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE has compiled a comprehensive picture of how these marine predators hunt – from start to finish.

Jumping bristletail Lepismachilis y-signata
2014-03-30 03:00:54

Odorant receptors of recent insects evolved long after insects migrated from water to land.

Human Nose Can Distinguish More Than 1 Trillion Scents
2014-03-21 04:48:03

For decades, experts have claimed that people were capable of detecting 10,000 different odors, but new research appearing in March 21 edition of Science suggests that the actual number of scents detectable by the human nose is considerably higher.

Magnetic Pull Of MRI Could Diagnose, Treat And Study Inner Ear Disorders
2014-03-20 08:52:28

researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong pull of an MRI's magnetic field.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.