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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.

Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light

2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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