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2014-01-24 11:21:52

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food.

Study Debunks ESP
2014-01-14 11:19:05

A new study shows that the human mind can perceive change without knowing exactly what has changed, evidence against the existence of extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as a sixth sense.

Isolating RNA From Live Cells In Their Natural Tissue Environment
2014-01-13 07:23:08

A multi-disciplinary team from the University of Pennsylvania have published in Nature Methods a first-of-its-kind way to isolate RNA from live cells in their natural tissue microenvironment without damaging nearby cells.

Odor Receptors Found In Lungs
2014-01-03 10:22:27

New research has revealed that odor receptors aren’t just found in the nose – they also line the lungs as well.

Genetics Play A Large Part In Olfaction
2013-12-14 05:33:05

People react differently to the same smells. Something that smells wonderful to you could be offensive to your friend, but why this is so has been a mystery. The answer could lie in your genetic makeup, says a research team from Duke University.

2013-12-09 23:22:43

It describes the scientific strategy behind Antisense Drugs.

2013-12-09 14:07:38

According to Gertrude Stein, "A rose is a rose is a rose," but new research indicates that might not be the case when it comes to the rose's scent.

2013-11-11 11:09:02

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression.


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'.