sense of smell

Psychopaths tend to have poor olfactory sense


September 21st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) People with psychopathic tendencies seem to have a poor sense of smell, which points to inefficient processing in the brain's front part, says a study.Psychopathy covers ... Read more...

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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

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Sounds, smells help people learn while asleep?


August 27th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 27 (IANS) People can pick up new information with the help of specific sounds and smells, even while asleep, says an Israeli study.For instance, if certain odours ... Read more...

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Brain protects sense of smell when blocked


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes sniff out victims for blood


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Mosquitoes have an uncanny ability to sniff out potential victims for blood, thanks to a large part of their tiny brains being devoted to the sense ... Read more...

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Anxiety helps people sniff out danger


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anxiety heightens the sense of smell in people when it comes to sniffing out a threat or danger, a study says.The sense of smell is an ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drugs may have serious side-effects


February 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Drugs for Alzheimer's disease currently undergoing clinical trials may have adverse side-effects, warns a new study.The drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons (nerve ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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Arjun Rampal’s perfume to be launched Jan 12


January 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) After nearly two years of negotiations, discussions, trials and delays, Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's perfume is finally ready to be launched in Mumbai Jan 12.Arjun's ... Read more...

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DiCaprio’s pet dog stinks, say friends


December 12th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's friends reportedly avoid travelling on his private jet because "Blood Diamond" star always takes his smelly pet dog along.The actor's beloved ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Shares How to Recharge Your Body in Five Days


October 13th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what he called his 'Dr Oz Super Power Hour', Dr Oz shared with his audience how they could recharge their body in five different ways, in only ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brain sniffs out smells before the nose


October 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) In the seconds before you "stop and smell the roses", your brain is possibly preparing your olfactory system for that familiar floral smell.New research from Northwestern ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Protein behind Alzheimer’s patients loss of smell?


September 29th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 28 (IANS) A protein may explain why Alzheimer's patients often lose their sense of smell, say scientists."Deficits in odour detection and discrimination are among the earliest symptoms of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.For instance, penguins may be able to smell whether another penguin is a kin, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese patient stabs doctor 17 times


September 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) An angry patient in China stabbed a woman doctor 17 times. The doctor survived, but had to undergo a nine-hour surgery.The victim's colleagues held an hour-long ... Read more...

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Female elephants are socialites!


July 27th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Like humans, female Asian elephants recognise their friends even after living apart for a long time, says a new research.They may change their day to day ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sniffiing led to smarter mammals


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals, according to paleontologists. The findings may help explain why mammals evolved ... Read more...

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A potent new tool to smoke out mosquitoes


May 10th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Imagine an insect repellent thousands of times more potent than DEET - the key ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents - and which also works against ... Read more...

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Birds inherited sense of smell from dinos: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): New research suggests that million years ago, birds boasted a better sense for scents.Scientists at the University of Calgary, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Ohio University College ... Read more...

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Hunger hormone ‘ups nose’s ability to sniff out food’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A hormone, known to promote hunger, has been found to enhance exploratory sniffing in both animals and humans, according to a new study.The findings suggest ghrelin may enhance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brains of birds have a dinosaur source: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by ANI
Calgary (Canada), Apr. 13 (ANI): Canadian researchers have opined that the brains of birds can be traced to a dinosaur source.Their new research published in a journal of Britain's Royal Society traced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... Read more...

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Hunger sharpens sense of smell


April 1st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) When fruit flies are hungry, they become better in scenting out their next good meal."As humans, we sometimes forget that feeding behaviour has two components," said ... Read more...

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Giant pouched rats could be potential bomb detectors: African Army


March 16th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The African Army Research Office has paid an Oklahoma State University's Zoology professor to study the African giant pouched rat to detect its ability to find bombs. The animal ... Read more...

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How mouse pups develop sense of smell to identify mother, siblings


March 12th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated how neurons in the noses of mice mature after birth to help them develop a keen sense of smell they identify the mother ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bold lip colour makes Portman feel like a clown


March 11th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, who is pregnant with her first child, says she feels like a clown to wear bold lipstick but is now slowly trying ... Read more...

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This nasal spray can mask food aroma, and beat hunger


January 18th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A nasal spray that masks the smell of food could help curb hunger or yearing for food.Louisiana State University researchers in the US have discovered that a type ... Read more...

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Your sense of smell could foretell when you’re going to die


January 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Losing your sense of smell when you're older could mean that your time is nigh, a new study has claimed.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discovered ... Read more...

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Your sense of smell could foretell death


January 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Losing your sense of smell at an old age could mean that your days are already numbered, a study suggests.Scientists from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago in ... Read more...

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If you eat junk during pregnancy, your kids will too


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Be it junk or healthy food -- what you eat during pregnancy affects your child's food preferences as it helps to form their sense of smell, so says ... Read more...

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Babies’ sense of smell physically shaped by mums’ diets during pregnancy


December 1st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Colorado University have found that a baby's smelling system is physically shaped by what his or her mother eats and drinks during pregnancy.It is well known ... Read more...

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Fat people better at sniffing out food


November 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Fat people seem to have a finer sense of smell than others but only when it comes to food.It is thought that an extra-keen sense of smell makes ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Obesity Linked to Heightened Sense of Smell


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, researchers have found a link between the sense of smell, and obesity. According to a new study, the sense of smell has an impact ... Read more...

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