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What our nose knows

New York - The human nose can differentiate more than a trillion odors, a new study has reported. However, there is considerable variation between different people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Why are mosquitoes attracted to people?

Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to people by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale. This is the outcome of a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can we detect fatty foods by smelling?

New York - New research from the Monell Center suggests that people can use their sense of smell to detect levels of dietary fat in food.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Human bacteria used to make cheese that smells like body parts

An exhibit, dubbed 'Selfmade', in Dublin features eleven cheeses that were crafted with bacteria from toes and belly buttons
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Scentee: New smartphone app sprays scent alerts for FB 'Likes'

If sight and sound aren't enough, a new app that sprays different scents has been developed for those bored with using smartphone apps for just looking at images or listening to sounds.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Study: Detecting bird flu by smell

Some diseases can modify animal odors in subtle ways. In one study, it has been shown that infection with avian influenza (AIV) alters fecal odors in mallards. This could lead to a new detection method to root out infected birds.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is it possible to 'sniff out' Alzheimer’s?

A remarkable and inexpensive peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s in its early stages.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Mothers are more sensitive to the 'new baby' smell

The brains of new mothers show a stronger response to infant body odor compared with the brains of women who aren’t mothers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

The 'smell' of white can hide strong smells

Researchers have developed a chemical 'smell' which they have called “olfactory white”. Olfactory white is a mixture of many different smelly compounds. The compound has the remarkable potential to combat other strong odors.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Want to know what space smells like?

Have you ever wondered what it smells like out in space? Now NASA has hired a scent chemist to try to reproduce the odour.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments
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