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Odor Receptors In Lungs Could Explain Emphysema

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:10

A study of tissue and cell cultures found that lungs of people who suffer from respiratory illnesses have a higher amount of cells that react to odor molecules and elicit airway constriction.


Work Out For A Younger Nose

By | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 18:49

Smelling coffee and chocolate isn't something that we'll be able to do forever, but exercise may help us do it for longer.


How Stress Makes The World Stink

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:38

Stress and anxiety make neutral odors smell bad by linking olfaction and emotion, a new study has found.

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Why Do People Want To 'Eat' Cute Babies?

By | Tue, 09/24/2013 - 15:54

The baby-eating impulses people get when they see cute children is rooted in smell.


10 Different Smells Are Detectable By Your Nose

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:38

Your nose is capable of detecting countless smells in the world, but scientists now say there are 10 basic categories that encapsulate them all.

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Women Could Sniff Out Their 'Perfect Match': The Science Of Compatibility Genes

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 16:34

Women could potentially find “love at first sniff” due to compatibility genes that may help them find their best match.


Dogs Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

By | Sun, 08/11/2013 - 12:49

A dog's nose may soon be the oncologist's best friend. An ongoing scientific study is training dogs to sniff out early-stage ovarian cancer.

Your Race May Determine The Age You Lose Your Sense Of Smell

Your Race May Determine The Age You Lose Your Sense Of Smell

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 01:19

A person’s race may determine the age they begin to lose their sense of smell, after a study found that non-whites lost it at a faster pace.

Melanoma Test Detects Scent of Cancerous Skin Cells

Melanoma Test Sniffs Scent of Cancerous Human Skin Cells with Nanotube Sensor

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:23

A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.


Get a Whiff of This: Smell May Be Activated by Vibrations

By | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42

There are two predominant theories for how humans' sense of smell works.


The Smell of Love: Researchers Identify Real-Life 'Love Potion'

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:20

Love might be blind, but it still can smell.


Why Men Who Can't Smell Have Significantly Fewer Sexual Partners

By | Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:32

Men born without a sense of smell report having significantly fewer sexual partners compared to other men, and women affected with the same disorder report being more insecure in their relationships.

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Toot It and Boot It: Underwear Absorbs Embarrassing Smells

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 15:59

Japanese company Seiren says that their underwear eliminates up to 80 percent of disgusting smells within 30 seconds of the smell's production.


Edible Deodorant Could Make You Smell Like Roses

By | Thu, 11/08/2012 - 13:18

Edible deodorant is set to be the Next Big Thing in fragrance.


Study Says Humans Can Smell Fear, Emotion Is Contagious

By | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 15:31

It's taken for granted that animals can smell extreme emotions like fear, but can humans?