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Image of the Day: Mosquito Flight Simulator
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 30, 2019
Carbon dioxide pumped into a bright chamber mimics a breathing host for the pest to target.
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.
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
Staff | May 15, 2017
Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells.
Regularly Whiffing Essential Oils Can Retrain Lost Sense of Smell
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2016
The simple therapy likely exploits the neural plasticity of the olfactory system.
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in
Uri Bram | Feb 11, 2016
Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.
Misconduct Ruling for Old Retractions
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2014
Zhihua Zou, formerly of Nobel Laureate Linda Buck’s lab, engaged in research misconduct that resulted in the retraction of two highly cited papers.
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2014
Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.
The Nose Knows
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 25, 2014
The human nose can differentiate more than a trillion odors, a study finds.
Goat Pheromone Double Whammy
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 2, 2014
A single molecule emitted by male goats may influence female goat physiology and behavior.
Week in Review: February 17–21
Tracy Vence | Feb 21, 2014
Human vs. dog brains; widespread neuronal regeneration in human adult brain; honeybee disease strikes wild insects; trouble replicating stress-induced stem cells
Sniffing out Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2013
A peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease in its early stages.
Pheromone for the Young
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2013
Researchers identify a compound in juvenile mice that inhibits the sexual advances of adult males.
A Pheromone by Any Other Name
C. Ron Yu | Oct 1, 2013
Long known to play a role in sexual attraction, pheromones are revealing their influence over a range of nonsexual behaviors as researchers tease apart the neural circuitry that translates smells into action.
That New Baby Smell
Abby Olena | Sep 25, 2013
New moms’ brains show a stronger response to infant body odor than do the brains of women who aren’t mothers.
Chris Palmer | Jul 8, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Mums Tell Dads to Care
Dan Cossins | Jan 8, 2013
Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.
Sweet Smell of Success
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2012
With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.