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Smell is the sense that is concerned with the odor of things. It is perceived by receptors in the olfactory apparatus in the roof of ones nose. Signals here are transmitted along the Olfactory Nerve...

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The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons?

(Publicase Comunicação Científica) Using a new method called isotropic fractionator, a group of researchers has found biological evidence that may explain the superior olfactory abilities that wome...

What the Nose Knows

The nose, of course, knows nothing. The information we gather from the basic odor-detection task performed by molecular receptors in the nose needs to be processed in the brain’s olfactory bulb and ...

New Neurons Needed to Maintain Smell Circuits

Scientists have previously described the continuous generation of newborn neurons in restricted regions of the adult mammalian brain, a process referred to as adult neurogenesis. Investigators at the ...

Olfactory bulb coding of odors, mixtures and sniffs is a linear sum of odor time profiles

Due to their volatility, olfactory inputs are spatially and temporally dynamic. Here the authors find that, in contrast to previous studies, mitral/tufted cells of the olfactory bulb can sum inputs li...

Notch cell signaling pathway goes awry in common pediatric brain tumor

A new study links a well-known cell communication pathway called Notch to one of the most common -- but overall still rare -- brain tumors found in more

Cell signalling pathway goes awry in common paediatric brain tumour

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers links a well-known cell communication pathway called Notch to one of the most common – but overall still rare – brain tumours found in children. Their s...

New brain pathway offers hope for treating hypogylcemia

(University of Michigan Health System) A novel pathway buried deep within a region of the brain produces a brain hormone that acts as a crucial sensor of blood glucose levels. Learning how the hormon...

How brain can distinguish good from bad smells

In fruit flies, the quality and intensity of odors can be mapped in the so-called lateral horn, scientists have found. They have created a spatial map of this part of the olfactory processing system i...

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Olfactory and executive dysfunctions following orbito-basal lesions in traumatic brain injury.

To study the acute relationship between olfactory function and traumatic brain injury (TBI), cognitive functions and outcome.

Lesion of the Olfactory Epithelium Accelerates Prion Neuroinvasion and Disease Onset when Prion Replication Is Restricted to Neurons.

Natural prion diseases of ruminants are moderately contagious and while the gastrointestinal tract is the primary site of prion agent entry, other mucosae may be entry sites in a subset of infections....

Allosteric Modulation of GABAA Receptors by an Anilino Enaminone in an Olfactory Center of the Mouse Brain.

In an ongoing effort to identify novel drugs that can be used as neurotherapeutic compounds, we have focused on anilino enaminones as potential anticonvulsant agents. Enaminones are organic compounds ...

Olfactory neuroblastoma behavior inside and outside the olfactory cleft.

Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare malignant tumor of the nose. The currently available evidence links this disease with cells of the olfactory epithelium. The detailed description of tumor site ...

Three structurally similar odorants trigger distinct signaling pathways in a mouse olfactory neuron.

In the mammalian olfactory system, one olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) expresses a single olfactory receptor gene. By calcium imaging of individual OSNs in intact mouse olfactory turbinates, we observe...

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