Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test
Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test
Two studies this month point to pooches’ quick detection of SARS-CoV-2 on material that touched the skin of infected participants, although the pups’ accuracy does not match that of RT-PCR.
Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test
Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test

Two studies this month point to pooches’ quick detection of SARS-CoV-2 on material that touched the skin of infected participants, although the pups’ accuracy does not match that of RT-PCR.

Two studies this month point to pooches’ quick detection of SARS-CoV-2 on material that touched the skin of infected participants, although the pups’ accuracy does not match that of RT-PCR.

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The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Some viruses, possibly even SARS-CoV-2, can sneak into the brain through the nose. Recent studies show that microglia are ready for them when they do.
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren’t Really There
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren’t Really There
Ruth Williams | Jun 18, 2020
Using optogenetics, scientists have simulated the sense of smell directly within the mouse brain to investigate the nature of olfactory perception.
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
Abby Olena | Jan 17, 2020
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
Image of the Day: On the Nose
Image of the Day: On the Nose
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Lab-grown stem cells fill in for damaged tissue in the noses of mice.
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.
Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold
Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold
Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018
In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
Karen Zusi | Aug 1, 2016
Climate variation has sculpted our schnozzes since the earliest humans evolved, but environmental pressures can’t explain everything.