*  Sweet smell
What makes one smell pleasant and another odious? Is there something in the chemistry of a substance that can serve to predict ... Sweet smell. 19.09.2007. Weizmann Institute scientists discover the pleasantness of an odor can be predicted from its molecular ... Sobel: 'Our findings show that the way we perceive smells is at least partially hard-wired in the brain. Although there is a ... In other words, they were able to predict the level of pleasantness quite well, even for unfamiliar smells. They noted that, ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/physics-astronomy/report-91265.html
*  Smell of success for nanobiosensors
... 16.05.2006. Modern-day doctors may soon start using smell to detect the early warning ... Moreover, smell technology could, for example, be used to detect rotten food, test cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, identify ... These tiny bioelectronic sensors, he says, represent a 'major leap forward' in smell technology and a clear example of a ... "The potential uses of smell technology are endless," notes Josep Samitier, the coordinator of the SPOT-NOSED project that ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medical-technology/report-59065.html
*  Worms know bad food when they smell it
Even worms, researchers have now shown, quickly learn to avoid smells associated with foods that have made them ill. ... The smell elicits an instant wave of nausea." That aversion is triggered by signals that the olfactory system sends to the ... One of C. elegans fundamental behaviors is movement toward food based on its sense of smell. In the laboratory, this often ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine-health/report-51511.html
*  Researchers Isolate Genes for Mosquito s Sense of Smell
Previous studies have found that a female s sense of smell is dulled after feeding on human blood. Zwiebel says he and co- ... The four candidates the team found were all active in the antennae and mouthparts of the mosquito, where its sense of smell ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-6287.html
*  Study: Nose doesn t smell like the eyes see
"The sense of smell needs to be sensitive, but amplification isn t the only way to improve sensitivity." For example, the cells ... These are most likely the reasons why mice and dogs have a heightened sense of smell compared to people, says Yau. ... The textbooks say that our sense of smell converts odors into brain signals just like our vision converts light into brain ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/hrml/reports/studies/report-46515.html
*  Duck-billed dino crests not linked to sense of smell
... 25.01.2006 ... the sense of smell. Speculation about their function has led to ... and that the primary region of the sense of smell was located right in front of the eyes - and coincidentally, that s where it ... as we would expect if the crest was used for the sense of smell," Evans says. ... that the crests evolved to increase the animal s sense of smell. "From the brain case, there s no indication that the nerves ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-54331.html
*  Plant Defense as a Biotech Tool
SMELL ENZYME ACTIVITY. The acib-researchers Margit Winkler, Elisa Lanfranchi and Anton Glieder finally made a find in the white ... "When you rub a young fern leave between the fingers, it smells of hydrocyanic acid and benzaldehyde (similar to marzipan), ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/plant-defense-as-a-biotech-tool.html
*  Scientists discover the gene that causes the smell of the earth and leads camels to water
A smell, it is believed, that enables camels to find water in the desert. The 'earthy' smell is caused by geosmin, a chemical ... Gardeners may delight in the smell of geosmin in freshly turned soil but the smell is less welcome when it is produced by ... "The smell of Streptomyces may be a matter of life and death to the camel" said Professor Keith Chater (Head of Molecular ... The JIC researchers tracked down the source of Streptomyces' smell to one gene out of the 8,000 that make up its complete ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-16271.html
*  Tasting maple syrup, for science
Tasting and smelling the product And maple syrup science really is a nose - and mouth - science. The technical term is ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-56875.html
*  Forschungszentrum caesar: Press releases
Sperm cannot detect smells. According to a 2003 study by German and American scientists, a component of the Lily of the Valley ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/html/press-releases/profile-459/index.html
*  Fruit flies use olfactory cues to detect healthy antioxidants in their food
Because flies cannot smell the antioxidants directly, ethylphenols provide reliable cues for the presence of these protective ... Fruit flies are not able to smell hydroxycinnamic acids directly. However, yeasts metabolize the antioxidants and produce ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/fruit-flies-use-olfactory-cues-to-detect-healthy-antioxidants-in-their-food.html
*  Roses get celery gene to help fight disease
The genetically modified roses currently growing in NC State test beds look and smell like "normal" roses. Now the roses will ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/roses-celery-gene-fight-disease-169964.html
*  Small particles show big promise in beating unpleasant odors
People also apply deodorizing substances that absorb smells. These materials include activated carbon and baking soda. However ... at removing the material's foul-smelling odor. In addition to fighting odors, the particles also show promise for removing ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/small-particles-show-big-promise-beating-unpleasant-164500.html
*  A Hint of Blackcurrant
It turns out that not all of the isomers smell of cassis. In both compounds, an R configuration at carbon number 5 elicits a ... They also examined the stereoisomers of the dihydro derivative, a compound of nearly identical structure that also smells of ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/a-hint-blackcurrant-175596.html
*  Inside the Brain of a Crayfish: Mellon Looks at Integration of Dissimilar Senses
About 40 percent of a crustacean's brain is devoted to the sense of smell. "This shows how important detecting odors is to the ... The smaller antennules are there to both help the creature smell for food or mates or dangerous predators and also to sense ... "It is doing two things that are processed simultaneously in the brain as he flicks: smelling the water, and also sensing motion ... It's a complex process of brain processing that serves us well in a world of smells, textures, flavors and visual stimuli. It's ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-90034.html
*  How humans lost their scents
Dogs can be trained to sniff out drugs and explosives or to track down a crime suspect by smell. Why can t we do the same? ... It is the percentage of the working olfactory genes that determines the sharpness of smell in animals and humans. In previous ... The scientists conclude that the drop in the sharpness of smell is a purely Homo sapiens feature. It probably stemmed from the ... All mammals, including humans, have about 1,000 genes encoding smell-detecting proteins, or olfactory receptors. These ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-17227.html
*  Stomach ulcer bug causes bad breath
"Bacteria produce volatile compounds that smell unpleasant, including hydrogen sulphide, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulphide ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine-health/stomach-ulcer-bug-bad-breath-122967.html
*  Study May Explain Why Wolves are Forever Wild, But Dogs Can Be Tamed
"No one knew this about wolves, that when they begin exploring they're blind and deaf and rely primarily on smell at this stage ... To address this knowledge gap, she studied responses of seven wolf pups and 43 dogs to both familiar and new smells, sounds and ... Through observations, Lord confirmed that both wolf pups and dogs develop the sense of smell at age two weeks, hearing at four ... But as the period progresses, fear increases and after the window closes, new sights, sounds and smells will elicit a fear ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/hrml/reports/studies/study-explain-wolves-forever-wild-dogs-tamed-208231.html
*  Researchers find mice cages alter brains
Specifically, the portion of the mouse's brain responsible for its keen sense of smell, the olfactory bulb, is altered. ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/researchers-find-mice-cages-alter-brains-158258.html
*  Bloodworm's way with copper likely provides paradigm for new materials
The bloodworm lives in the gravel of marine sediments and smells out its prey, explains Waite. "The worm is going to miss its ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/report/materials-science/report-13565.html
*  Choosing a mate: It's the brain, not the nose, that knows
This suggests that females of the E or Z strain smell the same to both E and Z males, while their preferences are controlled ... In both cases, both components are absolutely necessary for attraction, and males of both strains can smell both, with similar ... Different species have different pheromone receptors, and so the ability to most accurately smell females of the same species ... differences in the antenna used by the male to smell these perfumes are responsible for his choice. But in the European Corn ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/choosing-a-mate-it-s-the-brain-not-the-nose-that-knows.html
*  Reliable Medical Image Data for the German National Cohort
40,000 subjects will be surveyed in more detail, undergoing a 24-hour sleep analysis, a smell test, and 3D echocardiography. ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/hrml/reports/studies/reliable-medical-image-data-for-the-german-national-cohort.html
*  Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe
First, sensory panelists smell and describe the odor of the water after it has sat in the pipes for several days. Then, the ... Using specially prepared, neutral-smelling water as their control, panelists described the test water samples in terms that ...
http://www.innovations-report.com/hrml/reports/studies/report-89449.html