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Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2018
The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2015
A reanalysis calls into question a year-old claim that humans can decipher at least 1 trillion different scents.
Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.
Smelling While Sleeping Hurts Memory Consolidation
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 9, 2014
The brain’s ability to properly store olfactory information can be disrupted by introducing new sensory stimulation during deep sleep, a mouse study finds.
Odor-like Biomarkers for Skin Cancer
Dan Cossins | Jun 17, 2013
Researchers identify a unique chemical signature associated with human melanoma cells that could lead to new ways to screen for the disease.
Malarial Mosquitos Drawn to Human Smell
Dan Cossins | May 17, 2013
Mosquitos infected by the malaria parasite are more likely to land on and probe a substrate laced with human body odor than their uninfected counterparts.
Informative Body Odor
Edyta Zielinska | May 31, 2012
Humans can tell the difference between the body smells of the young and the old, and find that youth is smellier.